Is anti-Semitism no longer a problem in the US?

Not according to the FBI:

According to the findings, of the 1,575 victims of anti-religious hate-crime in 2009:

  • 71.9 percent were victims because of an offender’s anti-Jewish bias.
  • 8.4 percent were victims because of an anti-Islamic bias.
  • [A]ccording to the lowest possible population estimates, Jews are four times more likely than Muslims to be victims of hate crimes in the United States; according to the highest possible estimates, Jews are around ten times more likely to be attacked.

    Despite all this, we are still told by agitators on both sides of the Atlantic that ‘Islamophobia’ has replaced anti-Semitism, and that Muslims now face a situation similar to European Jews during the run up to the Holocaust.

    I do not make light of the bigotry shown Muslims lately, especially through some of the media. But still, and I don’t wish to propagate a permanent victim mentality, but I find the whole phenomenon of anti-Semitism insanely perplexing. I will have more to say after I finish The Finkler Question, with which I am almost done.

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    Ron Gordon

    Math nerd in his early 40's who seems to have an opinion about everything and an inability to keep it to himself.