FBI Hate Crime Data: Christians Hit By as Many Hate Crimes as Muslims
If you go with the media coverage, you would assume that the numbers were the other way around. And, indeed, most people do.
The FBI hate crimes data once again paints a different picture.
Hate crimes motivated by religious bias accounted for 1,650 offenses reported by law enforcement. A breakdown of the bias motivation of religious-biased offenses showed:
60.3 percent were anti-Jewish.
13.3 percent were anti-Islamic (Muslim).
4.0 percent were anti-Catholic.
3.6 percent were anti-Other Christian.
0.8 percent (14 offenses) were anti-Mormon.
2.8 percent were anti-Eastern Orthodox (Russian, Greek, Other).
1.5 percent were anti-Protestant.
That means around 13% of hate crimes were directed at Christians. That's about as many as were directed at Muslims.
The media's coverage of hate crimes directed against Christians though is virtually non-existent. Despite repeated violent attacks against Jews, including a number of mass shootings, coverage is fairly light.
If you make assumptions based on the media coverage, you would think that attacks on Muslims are going on all the time, attacks on Jews happen sometimes, and attacks on Christians are a contradiction in terms.
The FBI stats show that's not the case.
Meanwhile a Muslim woman complained that she wasn't given a Diet Coke can on a plan and the media covered it for three days.
There's an obvious problem here.