Before we get flooded with navel gazing posts blaming America for our evil tendency to treat Muslims like crap after the attacks on 9-11, let’s explore some facts. All statistics are available at the FBI Uniform Crime Reports website.
Hate crimes in general are quite rare in the US. There are over 300 million people in the US, and in the last 14 the total number of hate crimes has never exceeded 10,000. Of those, hate crimes motivated by the religion of the victim have never exceeded 20% of the total for the year.
Here’s a graph of total hate crimes vs. religiously motivated hate crimes.
You can see that as hate crimes go, religiously motivated hate crimes are not a large percentage of the total.
This is meaningless if all the religious hate crimes in the US are against Muslims, so let’s look at two main religious groups who suffer hate crimes.