Media Matters Pushes ‘Anti-Muslim Hate Crime’ Myth
And they’re angry at Rush Limbaugh for daring to mock this epidemic of violence:
Referring to remarks by Gen. George Casey regarding potential backlash against Muslims in the military in the wake of the Fort Hood shootings, Rush Limbaugh claimed: “There is no backlash against Muslims in America. Zip, zero, nada.” Limbaugh’s claim that “there is no backlash against Muslims in America” is undermined by a 2002 FBI hate crimes analysis that found that “[a]nti-Islamic religion incidents” in 2001 increased “by more than 1,600 percent over the 2000 volume,” and a San Francisco Chronicle article reported that “[h]ate crimes against Muslims soared after Sept. 11.”
And that, according to the most recent data available, from 2007, “the number of hate crimes against Muslims have significantly decreased since 9-11 from nearly 500 a year to 115 a year.”
And Jews are exponentially more likely to be victims of “hate crimes” than Muslims. Lots of angry Amish anti-Semites out there, I guess.
PS: according to the FBI, there are almost seven times more “anti-white” “hate crimes” than “Islamophobic” “hate crimes.” Whatever they are. (Beating them up with an L.L. Bean catalogue? Stealing their Beck records?) Regardless, I doubt Media Matters will be “analyzing” that raging “epidemic” any time soon.