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Well, the jihadis are just oppressed people who want El Andalus back since the hateful Europeans took it from them after they conquered fair and square. But the American deplorables are likely to get all het up and, um, not bake a cake or something!
When has there ever been ANY backlash over these shenanigans. I remember after 9/11/01, that was a big concern, but outside of some ignorant types killing a Sikh there was nothing of any note. If I'm forgetting something significant, please let me know.
Ahhh! But how many of those reports were actually 'hate crimes'. CAIR has a track record of filing and encouraging the filing of false claims of discrimination and hate crimes. How much of the claimed 'hate crimes' were simply false or exaggerated? As the left defines 'hate crimes' everyone in BLM has committed multiple hate crimes everyday and yet that goes unrecognized. So what about the danger of backlash from the hate organization BLM??? Care to address that? What about the hate crimes committed by Muslims??? Literally tens of thousands of them. Let's get some equality in hate crimes and I think everyone will be surprised who actually commits hate crimes. Most hate crimes are committed by the left.
Gringo: Which were still dwarfed by the ~3,000 DEAD victims of 9/11.
That is correct, albeit the victims of 9-11 were killed for political reasons beyond ethnic or religious hatred. Also, as your figures show, reported anti-Muslim hate crimes are still less than reported anti-Jewish hate crimes.
Nonetheless, there are real instances of hate-crimes against Muslims, contrary to the implication by gman, and there was a significant increase in such attacks after 9-11.
"Hate crimes are just an indicator of the problem."
Au Contraire. The people killed by Muslim terrorists, the people maimed, raped and knifed by Muslim terrorists ARE the indicator of THE problem.
Make no mistake. They fully intend to one day use something a lot more deadly than a knife, gun, bomb, airplane or 18 wheeler to do their killing. Being nice, welcoming, and open to the Muslim immigrants is going to multiply the threat and make that fateful day inevitable.
GoneWithTheWind: The people killed by Muslim terrorists, the people maimed, raped and knifed by Muslim terrorists ARE the indicator of THE problem.
Terrorism is a very real problem. Attacks against innocent Muslims is also a very real problem.
GoneWithTheWind: They fully intend to one day use something a lot more deadly than a knife, gun, bomb, airplane or 18 wheeler to do their killing.
Of course. But who are "they"? "They" are not the vast majority of Muslims, who just want to care for their families and neighbors. Irrational hatred is not an effective strategy for combating the threat of terrorism.