The FBI’s annual hate crimes report, published Monday, counted 6,121 hate crime incidents in America last year, up from 5,850 such incidents in 2015, a rise of 4.6%. According to the report, 21% of the hate crimes the FBI counted last year were motivated by religious bias. Of those religious-based incidents, 54% were anti-Jewish and 25% were anti-Muslim.
Religious bias (Based on Table 1)
Hate crimes motivated by religious bias accounted for 1,538 offenses reported by law enforcement. A breakdown of the bias motivation of religious-biased offenses showed:
54.2 percent were anti-Jewish.
24.8 percent were anti-Islamic (Muslim).
4.1 percent were anti-Catholic.
3.1 percent were anti-multiple religions, group.
2.4 percent were anti-Other Christian.
1.8 percent were anti-Eastern Orthodox (Russian, Greek, Other).
1.3 percent were anti-Protestant.
0.8 percent (12 offenses) were anti-Hindu.
0.5 percent (8 offenses) were anti-Mormon
0.5 percent (7 offenses) were anti-Sikh.
0.4 percent (6 offenses) were anti-Atheism/Agnosticism/etc.
0.2 percent (3 offenses) were anti-Jehovah’s Witness.
0.1 percent (1 offense) was anti-Buddhist.
5.9 percent were anti-other (unspecified) religion.
The only reason we are even hearing about anti-Jewish hate crimes is because they far exceed anti-Muslim hate crimes, which always get reported by the far left media, despite the fact that many of them are fake or Muslim-imposed.
Thanks to relentless Muslim whining, the modus operandi of designated terrorist group CAIR posing as a civil rights group, a sign like the one below is reported as an anti-Muslim “hate crime” instead of graffiti or simple vandalism.
For this campaign, we at SafeHome.org tracked down over 100 hate groups operating on Twitter. To define a “hate group,” we sourced https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map, (Southern Poverty Law Center is a self-appointed hate group information aggregator, which NEVER includes Muslim groups (with the exception of Nation of Islam) in their lists of hate groups in America) which provided an initial list for us to start our search.
These hate groups were then grouped into broader categories defined here and further grouped. See below for the groupings. With this data, we were able to average tweet volume, look at the total number of followers for different hate groups, and find other information related to this corpus of tweets.
MOST ‘LIKED’ HATE GROUPS
Anti-illegal immigrant tweets were found to be the most hateful, and anti-illegal immigrant group FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) averaged the most likes of any of the hate groups studied, over 50 per tweet. FAIR averaged more than twice as many likes as nearly any other group that we looked at and had the most followers at the time of this publication.
White supremacist groups like VDARE averaged almost 30 likes for each of their tweets, while anti-Muslim groups like ACT for America and Jihad Watch averaged about 20 likes for each of their posts.
MOST POPULAR TYPES OF HATE GROUPS
Hate groups with the largest number of followers on Twitter, on average, had an anti-immigrant agenda. As one of the most passionately contested issues of the 2016 election, and one of President Donald Trump’s most repetitious campaign topics, the conversation on immigration and the attitude toward immigrants who may already be residing here in the U.S. has reached a tipping point.
Anti-Muslim Twitter groups, on average, accumulated almost 15,000 followers.
Despite more users following anti-immigrant groups on Twitter, anti-Muslim groups had the highest average number of tweets linked to their accounts.
Of the more than 100 hate groups we were able to track on Twitter, we found that anti-Muslim accounts averaged almost 26,000 tweets and retweets. With accounts like ACT for America and Jihad Watch averaging over 55,000 followers each, the racist tweets targeted toward Muslims accounted for more of the hate group activity discovered than any other category.
Anti-Semitic accounts had the lowest average number of tweets with just over 1,000 each, yet the most number of actual hate crimes. Hmmm.
LEVELS OF NEGATIVITY
Groups with an anti-immigrant focus have some of the most negative tweets associated with their accounts. On a scale of zero to one – with zero being the most polarizing negative comments – anti-illegal and Muslim immigrant groups had an average score of almost .03. Black separatist groups and anti-Muslim groups had only slightly less negative tweets, averaging roughly a .04 on our scale.
While anti-Muslim tweets were deemed less polarizing than some other groups, critics have argued that hate speech toward Muslim-Americans has normalized over the past decade. They suggest that failure to condemn these comments, combined with the divisiveness of the 2016 presidential election (and a rise in hate crimes over the last several years), has helped incite further acts of violence and trends of hate speech toward Muslims in the U.S.
Between 2014 and 2015, the number of likes given to tweets and comments produced by hate groups on Twitter more than tripled. Between 2015 and 2016, the likes associated with these comments more than tripled again. In just three years, the average number of likes on hateful or racist tweets from the groups studied rose from less than one, on average, to almost eight.
Unfortunately, this rise in hate speech on social media has coincided with a rise in hate crimes. In 2015, there were over 7,000 victims of hate crimes in the U.S., and nearly 60 percent of those were targeted due to their race, ethnicity, or ancestry. Funny how they fail to mention that even though the number of anti-semitic hate tweets and hate sites are low, the number of actual hate crimes against Jews is the highest of all.
THE RISE OF HATE GROUPS
Anti-Muslim groups (which saw their sharpest increase between 2014 and 2015) grew in likes by just over 20 percent, but anti-illegal and Muslim immigrant and anti-LGBT groups’ likes grew by about 171 and 130 percent, respectively.
Sadly, the U.S. also saw one of its most violent crimes targeted toward the LGBT community in June 2016 when 49 gay people were murdered in the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting by a MUSLIM. Anti-illegal and Muslim immigrant Twitter accounts saw the largest increase, particularly in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, where divisive language and attitudes toward immigrants continue to remain a contested topic as we progress through the new year and a new presidency.
Read more here: Original Post Here http://barenakedislam.com/2017/11/15/have-you-noticed-that-the-only-religiously-motivated-hate-crimes-we-ever-hear-about-in-the-media-are-the-allegedly-anti-muslim-ones/ by BareNakedIslam Originally posted on http://barenakedislam.com