New FBI Hate Crime Stats: Another Blow to Islamist Fictions

The FBI’s newly released hate crime statistics for 2013 offer a fresh example of how reality refuses to conform tothe dubious narrative of widespread Muslim victimization at the hands of American bigots. As in previous years, most hate crimes were not religiously motivated, most religiously motivated hate crimes were anti-Jewish, and Muslims suffered fewer total incidents than many groups and fewer per capita than gays or Jews. Anti-Islamic crimes did not involve greater violence than others and have not become more frequent.