Islamophobia is Bogus, but Christianphobia is Terrifyingly Real

Liberals across the planet have been complaining about a phantom rise in Islamophobia since 9/11/2001. Every new Muslim terrorist attack (and there have been hundreds upon hundreds in the last 15 years) brings a new wave of liberal anxiety about the possibility of increased pressure on the world Muslim community. The only problem with this liberal phobia of Islamophobia is that it doesn’t actually exist. Every year new studies are released that continue to show that Jews, not Muslims, are at most risk of experiencing a hate crime in America. (See here and here.) Further, while Muslims in America do stand a greater chance of experiencing a hate crime than Christians do… the difference is insignificant. Yes, you heard me right. Christians are almost as likely as Muslims to experience a hate crime in the U.S. of A.

In 2015:

Of the 1,402 victims of anti-religious hate crimes:

52.1 percent were victims of crimes motivated by their offenders’ anti-Jewish bias. 

21.9 percent were victims of anti-Islamic (Muslim) bias. 

11.3% were Christian.

731 Jews (52.1%) had hate crimes committed against tem in 2015 compare that to 307 Muslims (21.9%), and 176 Christians (11.3%). Notice that the number of crimes against ALL 3 groups rose in 2015, but it’s still Jews who are far more likely to be the victim of a hate crime.

Meanwhile, when the mainstream media reported the latest hate crime statistics what did they focus on? The rise in attacks against Muslims.

The New York Times

U.S. Hate Crimes Surge 6%, Fueled by Attacks on Muslims

Hate Crimes Against American Muslims Most Since Post-9/11 Era

Huffington Post

There Were More Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Last Year Than Any Year Since 2001

CNN

FBI: Hate Crimes Spike, most Sharply against Muslims

The Guardian UK

FBI reports hate crimes against Muslims surged by 67% in 2015

NPR

Following Hate Crimes and Trump’s Elections, Muslims Remain Resilient

Islamophobia Christopher HitchensWhile the rise in crimes against Muslims is unsettling, it should be noted that the 67% increase is only 124 new attacks. Meanwhile, there were 84 more attacks on Jews, and Jews were still more than 2 times as likely to be the victim of a hate crime than Muslims. Also, there were 77 MORE hate crimes against Christians in 2015 than in 2014… so the difference in the rate of attacks is really a semantic argument, isn’t it?

The fact of the matter is the media focused their stories on the Muslim experiencing hate crimes (which is truly unfortunate) while ignoring the fact that Jews are far and away the most persecuted people in the USA today. But the truth that hate crimes were up across the spectrum in 2015 doesn’t fit the media narrative, so instead they mislead their readers and focus on the rise in hate crimes against Muslims.

In Europe the problem of fake angst over Islamophobia is even more exaggerated as crime continues to steadily climb as the Muslim population also rises.

For example, in the first 3-months of 2016 alone Muslim migrants were linked to 69,000 crimes in Germany. 69,000!

Migrants in Germany committed or tried to commit some 69,000 crimes in the first quarter of 2016, according to a police report that could raise unease, especially among anti-immigrant groups, about Chancellor Angela Merkel’s liberal migrant policy…

In Cologne at New Year, hundreds of women said they were groped, assaulted and robbed, with police saying the suspects were mainly of North African and Arab appearance. 

Even more damning, a report from May of 2016 showed that without the new Muslim migrants, crime in Germany would have remained static in 2014; however, Muslim migrants committed over 400,000 crimes forcing crime stats to spike across the nation.

A massive, migrant crime wave is surging across Germany according to figures buried in a new report released by the country’s Interior Ministry. The data reveals that without migrants considered, crime rates in Germany would have remained roughly static since 2014. But, in fact, the country recorded an extra 402,741 crimes committed by migrants.

While Germany has likely faced the largest increase in Muslim criminality, the UK has suffered some of the most insidious attacks. For years the children of Rotherham in the UK were subject to kidnap, torture, sexual assault, rape, and slavery. A generation of children begged for help even as hundreds of Muslim men carried out their disgusting cultural practices on these British children, but no one stepped in to save these kids. Why? They feared being called racist or Islamophobic. Sadly, while the most horrific string of criminality in Western culture was finally exposed a few years back… the children of Rotherham still live in constant danger.

In France, things have not been any easier for non-Muslims.

Crimes against Jews have risen dramatically, leading to a mass exodus of Jews from France to Israel in recent years. In 2012 about 2,000 Jews left France for Israel, the number rose to 3,300 in 2013, than double to almost 7,000 in 2014, and rose to almost 8,000 in 2015. Most of those leaving continue to cite a rising tension in the nation as attacks on Jews continue to grow more frequent and more deadly with each passing year.

A 2013 European Union study of the prevalence of anti-Semitism found that 74 per cent of Jews in France avoid openly identifying themselves as Jewish at least some of the time, and more than a quarter of French Jews always do.

The scale of anti-semitism even prompted some Jews to stop wearing their traditional skullcap in public after an anti-Semitic attack in Marseille, something French President Francois Hollande called “intolerable”.

However, it’s not just the Jews in France who have much to fear. A just released study by the Observatoire de la Christianophobie shows that the number of “Christianphobic” attacks in France rose from 273 to 376 in 2016.

Anti-Christian attacks in France rose by 38 per cent in 2016, a pressure group has said.

The Observatoire de la Christianophobie said instances of “Christianophobic” attacks in France rose from 273 in 2015 to 376 in 2016, with a significant number happening in December. These include attacks on churches, other places of worship, and threats on social media.

So in the USA (with a population of 315 Million + people), 307 hate crimes against Muslims is reason for panic and recrimination. However, when 376 instances of hate crimes against Christians occur in France (a nation of 66 million)… what does the mainstream media have to say? NOTHING.

Where are the cries of Christianophobia? A Christian is more likely to experience a hate crime in France, Germany, and the UK than a Muslim is to experience a hate crime in the USA. So why is the mainstream media in the US and Europe so worried about Islamophobia here? It’s absolutely ridiculous.

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.

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