Breakdown of Hate Crimes Based on Religion

Yesterday, the FBI released its “Hate Crime Statistics, 2009” report, which found that there were 8,336 victims of hate crimes in the United States last year, and that:

Of the 1,575 victims of an anti-religious hate crime:

* 71.9 percent were victims because of an offender’s anti-Jewish bias.
* 8.4 percent were victims because of an anti-Islamic bias.
* 3.7 percent were victims because of an anti-Catholic bias.
* 2.7 percent were victims because of an anti-Protestant bias.
* 0.7 percent were victims because of an anti-Atheist/Agnostic bias.
* 8.3 percent were victims because of a bias against other religions (anti-other religion).
* 4.3 percent were victims because of a bias against groups of individuals of varying religions (anti-multiple religions, group).

Category: Findings


2 Responses

  1. In many countries, above all in Italy and in England, people go to stadium not for watching a football match but with their premeditate intention to provoke troubles. Often, very often there are clashes among opposite sides of supporters and if police intervenes for calming the souls there are more further clashes. In this case it is easy to hang the blame on football, claiming it is a sport which spur to violence. Actually football is not like that. Essentially it is a non violent sport.
    The same thing happens with regard to religion. All religions are good. There are no bad religions. Also Islam is a very good religion, but some people express their inner violence, they inner problems, they incapacity to live a joyful and serene life, masquerading as religious persons. Therefore it is necessary to distinguish religion from people who practise it. In fact all religions are good but there are people who misuse them. Personally in my life I have been studying many religions and cults. I dare to claim that there is only one Religion, the cults changes. As regard to Islam I have read the Koran but I have not seen anything inciting to violence. So it is necessary to distinguish religion from people who sometimes take advantage of religions for personal aims, as it happened at Jesus’ time. In this case we cannot talk religion. In my Blog I broach the theme religion, money, power.
    My book contains many data and it is a must for people who want to open their mind. It describes many religions and rites. The title is Travels of the Mind. My website is
    If you have any questions, I am most willing to offer my views on this topic.
    Ettore Grillo

  2. David says:

    Ettore, I call your bluff and accuse you of lying. You have clearly NOT read the Koran else you’d know of the many instances in which violence is called for. You’d also be aware of the anti-Semitism and calls for genocide against the Jews that is contained in that hate-filled book.

    If you had indeed studied many religions, as you claim, you’d be aware that many religions embody “the golden rule” – a life affirming, humanistic, philosophy that spreads goodwill. Islam does not embody “the golden rule”.

    Do open and read the Koran. Read the aHadith alongside it and be aware of the hatred, violence and intolerance contained in those texts and the religion of a deranged warmonger.

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