Monday, December 18, 2006

What Religion Suffers the Most "Hate Crimes"?

With all the whining in the news by CAIR and the ACLU (among other civil rights groups) most people might assume that Muslims were the most targeted in retaliation for their murdering compadres... They would be assuming wrong if they were in the UK.

"...One in 400 Jews compared to one in 1,700 Muslims are likely to be victims of "faith hate" attacks every year. The figure is based on data collected over three months in police areas accounting for half the Muslim and Jewish populations of England and Wales. The crimes range from assault and verbal abuse to criminal damage at places of worship...

...A report by MPs in September said British Jews were more vulnerable to attack and abuse now than for a generation. Iain Duncan Smith, the former Tory leader, who sat on the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-Semitism, said it was "perverse" that not all police forces recorded anti-Semitic incidents and said that some forces "verge on the complacent." (source)

I am guessing that here in the US Blacks, gays and Jews would all rank above Muslims when it comes to 'hate crime'. I'd be interested to see those numbers.

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