Posted on March 30, 2011

Study Shows ‘Islamophobia’ in U.S. a Myth

Bob Unruh, WorldNetDaily, March 29, 2011

Troubles from “Islamophobia”? Not in the United States, according to a new study today that says attacks on Muslims do not happen a great deal more than attacks on Christians. {snip}

The results come from the Center for Security Policy, which produced a 42-page report called “Religious Bias Crimes 2000-2009: Muslim, Jewish and Christian Victims–Debunking the Myth of a Growing Trend of Muslim Victimization.”

The evaluation used statistics on reported crimes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

The study contradicts claims that religious bias crimes against Muslims have increased because of the spread of so-called “Islamophobia.” The report said “religious bias crimes–also known as hate crimes–against Muslim Americans, measured by categories of incidents, offenses or victims, have remained relatively low with a downward trend since 2001, and are significantly less than the numbers of bias crimes against Jewish victims.”