When Muslims talk about The United States, whether they are in The United States or outside of it, they are quite wont to claim that there is rampant bigotry, persecution, and offenses against Muslims throughout The United States. (This is blamed on neo-cons, Zionists, Jews, CIA, Mossad, the Government of The United States, Christians, secularists and/or atheists, Freemasons, so on and so forth.)
Considering the above, this is an interesting bit of information (emphasis added):
Who hates whom in America?
If the latest FBI hate-crime statistics are any indication, of the 1,314 verified offenses motivated by religious bias, 68.5 percent were anti-Jewish.
Only 11.1 percent were anti-Islamic, despite claims of rampant anti-Muslim bigotry in the U.S. by groups like the Council on American Islamic Relations.
Perhaps we are underestimating the validity of anti-Semitic paranoia among Jews and quite overestimating the validity of anti-Islamic paranoia among Muslims.
Frankly, I have always refused to accept the claim that Muslims are being persecuted in The United States. That good-will towards them has decreased is quite obvious (and organizations like CAIR are not winning them any friends), Muslims are free, just as ever before, to do what they want. In fact, Muslims are far too thin-skinned, are too quick to assume offense, and are in a way even quite infantile.
I think we, especially on the conservative, Republican, and/or libertarian side of the blogosphere, should do more to raise awareness of anti-Semitism and to condemn it unequivocally. I, myself, am guilty of not doing enough, for which I hope my Jewish, Israeli, and pro-Semitic readers will forgive me.
(!עם ישראל חי)