November 20, 2017

To hear the media tell it, you’d think since Donald Trump started running for President, America has been beset with a tidal wave of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate crimes. Well, the FBI just released a new report, tallying up and cataloging all the reported hate crimes across America in 2016.

The total number of bias crime incidents of all types (race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc.) reported nationwide in 2016 was 6,121. Even one is too many, but that’s not appreciably more than the 5,818 reported in 2015. Of those, the number one victims were Jews. 684 incidents involved Jews; 307 involved Muslim victims. But is that a big increase since Trump’s ascent? No, in 2015, the number of hate crime incidents against Jews was 730, and against Muslims: 307.

If the media were writing stories based on facts instead of their own perceptions and opinions, we’d be seeing twice as many about anti-Semitism as we do about Islamophobia. What is the likelihood of that?


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  • Stanley Riggs

    11/21/2017 09:48 PM

    This is a fake news story! The statistics reported were during the Obama administration. 2017 will be the first possible year for reporting anything under Trump. How ignorant are you people?

  • Amelia Little

    11/21/2017 01:55 PM

    Wonder if the number reported include hated crimes that were actually perpetrated by the so-called victims? Hopefully, these type of "hate crimes" were taken out of the final tally. Both before and after Donald Trump became President. Guess there are some people who just want to be on a viral video, or their 15 minutes of fame, or feel like there isn't enough hate crime activity going on and they want to stir the waters. And, no matter what the issue, msm is going to report against Donald Trump, even if they have to make up their own stats to do so. My goodness, let's not take the time to be real investigative reporters by requesting information from agencies that actually track statistics---because, well, the real stats just might not fit their agenda.

  • Larry Blankenship

    11/21/2017 11:25 AM

    FAKE news, we the people deserve better . We are tired of your games .
    God wants better for America , because we are the greatest nation .
    History speaks, stop the destroying . I have been in the times I didn't want
    to be in, yet that history helps me to be a better man. Support the President and
    all in leadership positions . May God continue to bless America .

  • Kay Callander

    11/21/2017 11:12 AM

    The media appears to be living in La La Land and I don't mean the musical.