The media jumps all over the story, we have an epidemic of anti-Muslim hate crimes in the US.
We will get a spokesman from CAIR dusting off a microphone somewhere demanding action on this. Why, they are not even safe on the streets anymore.
Read this article about a a 14% surge in hate crimes in the state of New York.
Here are a couple of interesting excerpts from the article.
Anti-Semitic incidents, which made up 37 percent of the reported hate crimes, were up 15 percent in one year, from 219 in 2008 to 251 in 2009.
Crimes motivated by anti-Muslim sentiment rose from eight to 11.
What? Seems like we have been had. There doesn't seem to be the rash of hate crimes against Muslims like we thought.
Let's put this in a little perspective, because the Jewish population of New York is bigger than the Muslim population. There are approximately 2.5 times as many Jewish people in New York as there are Muslims. The hate crime rate is almost 23 times as high among the Jewish population.
Seems like we have an epidemic of hate crimes against the Jewish population. One can only assume the media will be all over this at any time now.
As to the 11 Muslims that were targeted. Don't get me wrong, I do not condone anyone being harassed for what they are if they are minding their own business. This is not about hate crimes or who they are perpetrated against, it's about how the media overall reports on them.
Finally a little more perspective on this.
There are fewer Muslims targeted for harassment based on their religion by non-Muslims in a year in the entire state of New York (population 19.5 million with approximately 682,500 of them Muslims) than are targeted in the typical open market bombing in the Middle East at one time, by Muslims.