Facts About Religious Discrimination

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Facts about religious discrimination: 1. Most religious hate crimes are acts of vandalism (like swastikas spray-painted onto synagogues and tombstones), but personal attacks are not uncommon.

According to the FBI, the majority of religiously motivated hate crimes (70.1% in 2009) are directed against Jews.

The FBI reported an increase in anti-Muslim crimes nationwide during 2001, largely due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Muslims were also victims of harassment in the period immediately following the bombing of the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City.

2. 58 percent of Americans believe Muslims face a lot of discrimination in the United States. By contrast, the same numbers for atheists and Mormons are 26 and 24 percent respectively.

A few conservative Christians have made statements that categorize other religious groups as evil, degenerate, sub-human and/or hated by God.

A significant percentage of North Americans blame all Muslims and/or all Arabs for terrorist acts. Others blame all Fundamentalists within Islam. But in fact, the responsibility lays with extreme, radical, violent, Fundamentalist Muslims, a numerically small group among the world's approximately 1.2 billion Muslims.
Facts about racial discrimination: 1. Studies show that police are much more likely to pull over and frisk blacks or Latinos than whites. In New York City, 80 percent of the stops made by the NYPD were blacks and Latinos, and 85 percent of those people were frisked, compared to a mere 8 percent of the white