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More reporting to come on the rising tide of anti-Semitism?

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 3:00 am - November 23, 2010.
Filed under: 2010 Elections,Media Bias,National Politics

Seems you can’t open a newspaper or turn on the TV news and not face some story about the rising time of Islamaphobia, with those narrow-minded Americans (outside California and New York of course) blaming terrorist attacks on Muslims in general and lashing out at all members of that faith.

Well, the latest report on hate crimes presents a narrative at odds with that in the MSM:

Blacks and Jews were the most likely victims of hate crimes driven by racial or religious intolerance in the United States last year, the FBI said Monday in an annual report.

Out of 6,604 hate crimes committed in the United States in 2009, some 4,000 were racially motivated and nearly 1,600 were driven by hatred for a particular religion, the FBI said.

Blacks made up around three-quarters of victims of the racially motivated hate crimes and Jews made up the same percentage of victims of anti-religious hate crimes, the report said.

Anti-Muslim crimes were a distant second to crimes against Jews, making up just eight percent of the hate crimes driven by religious intolerance.

Do hope the rising tide of anti-Semitism does get more attention because it is a real problem.  And not just here in the United States.

And the ugly stain of American’s original sin, slavery, still endures, alas, with many black Americans still targeted.  We’ve come a long way since the Civil War and Civil Rights Movement, but still have a ways to go.

That a black man could win the Republican primary for Congress in the heart of the Confederacy shows how far we’ve come.  Tim Scott won his primary — and general election — with mostly white votes in a region once defined by its racial divide.  (More on that election anon.)



  1. It’s indeed shameful that we still have such a situation where those most likely to be victims of hate crimes based on racial/religious intolerance are blacks and Jews.

    Meanwhile, I am curious to know your thoughts on the fact that gays are the most likely of ANY minority group to be victims of hate crimes. Indeed, more than twice as likely as Jews or blacks, over the course of the last fourteen years.

    Comment by Evan Hurst — November 23, 2010 @ 3:18 am - November 23, 2010

  2. Evan, the statistic, if accurate, is troubling, but I’d consider the source which does not have the reputation of being a disinterested purveyor of information.

    From reading a few paragraphs, I will note that the single out the horrific acts which took please recently in New York, a city in a state with a long-standing Hate Crimes law on the book including gay people in its protections.

    It would be interesting to see if we could measure the effectiveness of such laws in deterring crimes.

    Comment by B. Daniel Blatt — November 23, 2010 @ 3:26 am - November 23, 2010

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  4. Evan, those are the same assholes who ranted and raved on MSNBS about the fabricated racism and terrorism of the TEA partiers. They’re also on record classifying our soldiers as terrorists. You can print out their articles and wipe with it.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — November 23, 2010 @ 5:52 am - November 23, 2010

  5. What about the hate crimes committed against white people? Those are totally ignored by the Anti-White Jewish American Govt.

    Comment by John Griffin — November 23, 2010 @ 7:26 am - November 23, 2010

  6. Yet they don’t disclose data on those perpetuating those hate crimes against blacks, and they don’t because large numbers of those committing those hate crimes are Hispanics, the majority of which are illegal aliens. I wonder why?

    Given that Muslims falsely claim they are victims of hate crimes at the drop of a hat, to advance their agenda, and are given a pass at their fraud, I’ll wager the numbers are even smaller than claimed.

    The federal government’s convenient refusal to selectively keep track of statistics of perpetrators in these instances should be the story.

    Comment by jenny — November 23, 2010 @ 7:33 am - November 23, 2010

  7. Have to admit that anti-Semitism concerns me greatly here in Australia too. We need more Churchillian muscle.

    Comment by Ben — November 23, 2010 @ 7:34 am - November 23, 2010

  8. Until people start addressing the fact that black-on-white violent crimes are about 8 or 9 times as likely as white-on-black violent crimes, I don’t give a fig about ‘hate crimes’. Even Holder has said he won’t prosecute minorities for ‘hate crimes’ against white people, as though it’s an impossible idea. I live in Philly, and just like Obama’s ‘typical white person’ grandmother, I cross the street when I see black men walking in a wolfpack.

    Comment by Brendan in Philly — November 23, 2010 @ 8:18 am - November 23, 2010

  9. So, is getting beaten up by someone who has a racial grievance quantitatively worse than being beaten up by someone who wants your money or who is just a dick?

    Comment by V the K — November 23, 2010 @ 9:00 am - November 23, 2010

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  11. There are actually three different classes of violent crimes.

    1. Hate crimes.
    2. Indifferent crimes.
    3. Love crimes.

    *Note – People murdered in ‘Love Crimes’ are a lot less dead that those murdered in ‘Hate Crimes’.


    Comment by gastorgrab — November 23, 2010 @ 10:36 am - November 23, 2010

  12. Supporters of Hate Crime Laws seem to really believe that had they been in place in Wyoming, the two drugged-out meth-head thugs who murdered Matthew Shepard would have paused and said to each other, “On second thought, if we beat up this young homosexual gentleman, we will faced enhanced sentencing guidelines. Perhaps instead, we ought to forgo this violent episode and simply go home and sip brandy around the fire while we talk fondly of times passed.”

    I mean, is this hubris or stupidity? Do hate crimes laws do anything except give liberals an excuse to wax sanctimonious about them?

    Comment by V the K — November 23, 2010 @ 11:53 am - November 23, 2010

  13. I think it’s a way to slowly get the public used to the idea that a thought can be criminal………that ‘intent’ without an actual physical crime, is a crime in itself.

    Comment by gastorgrab — November 23, 2010 @ 12:15 pm - November 23, 2010

  14. I think Barack Hussien Obama is an anti semite so ipso fatso…..

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — November 23, 2010 @ 2:32 pm - November 23, 2010

  15. gg, I am afraid you’re exactly right.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 23, 2010 @ 7:39 pm - November 23, 2010

  16. The racial breakdown of OFFENDERS shows that 62% were white. It also lists black, mixed and Indian offenders. But NO HISPANICS. How many of the whites do you wonder were actually Hispanics. FBI PC BS.

    And I’m with Brendan in Philly on the black on white crime stats. Stuff we are not supposed to talk about.

    Plus, the whole idea of hate crimes…a precursor to hate speech laws. Bogus.

    Comment by Essem — November 24, 2010 @ 5:36 pm - November 24, 2010

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