CNS News has some interesting statistics on hate crimes in the United States. Turns out the fears peddled by organizations like CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations) of an anti-Muslim backlash and spike in in hate crimes are not backed up by data.
Quite the reverse: there have been no/no reported attacks since the Fort Hood shooting and the attempted destruction of Flight 253. Instead, "[i]n 2008, a whopping 67% of religiously motivated attacks were against Jews, while just 7% targeted Muslims — even though the Jewish and Muslim populations are comparable in size. Even Christians, at 9%, account for a higher share of victims."
So please, all my dedicated and wonderful readers: next time someone accuses Americans of being Islamophobes, push back! The facts are on your side.