Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Ft. Hood backlash against Muslims

After the Ft. Hood shooting everyone seemed to be reluctant to call the shooting what it was--a Muslim terrorist attack--for fear of a violent backlash against Muslims. In an excellent article in the Weekly Standard, Gary Bauer points out that:
It has been more than a month since U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly murdered 14 people and wounded 30 others at Fort Hood military base in Texas. And while we were led to believe that the rampage by Hasan, who is Muslim, would provoke a strong and violent reaction against Arab and Muslim Americans, a backlash has been conspicuous only by its absence.
The article goes on to point out that
Of 6,832 religion-based hate crimes reported between 2002 and 2006, 4,627, or 68 percent, were committed not against Muslims but against Jews, while 744, or 11 percent, were committed against Muslims.
Please read the entire article at The Weekly Standard (via Jihad Watch).

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