Firstly, Warren’s proclamation of rising “hate” against Muslims is not really borne out much by the reported crime rates. As corrupt as the FBI is, even the bureau says that hate crimes against Muslims are tiny in number compared to the attacks on Jews in America. According to the FBI’s hate crimes database, anti-Muslim hate crimes totaled 158 last year. Meanwhile, there were 1,124 reported hate crimes against Jews. That is a significant difference. Warren’s X post also suffered from some very bad timing — at least it was bad timing to support her claims. The very same day she was bloviating about a supposed rise in hate against Muslims, the nation was just learning that Palestinian protesters attacked and murdered a Jewish man in Thousand Oaks, California. It was an incident that X users were quick to use to prove that Warren was talking out of her backside.
The surge of hate & violence against Muslims, Arabs & Palestinian Americans is alarming. It’s powerfully important that the Biden-Harris administration is developing a national strategy to counter Islamophobia. It’s up to all of us to ensure there’s no space for hate in America.— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) November 7, 2023
According to witnesses, a pro-Hamas terror supporter used a megaphone to attack 69-year-old Paul Kessler after which he fell down and smashed his head against the concrete street. The blow led to Kessler’s death.
A jewish man was just murdered in LA yesterday and this is your statement?— Harrison Krank (@HarrisonKrank) November 7, 2023
Many others also blasted the fake Indian senator, one even calling her “evil.”
BREAKING: This is the last photo of Paul Kessler taken just 5 minutes before he was attacked by an anti-Israel protester yesterday afternoon. I received photos and videos from a source at the scene. pic.twitter.com/QBbLIO0lBM— Christina Buttons (@buttonslives) November 7, 2023
Another pointed out that it is fair game to criticize Islam. “People have the right to criticize Islam. Islam is an ideology. Attempting to pass any sort of legislation that attempts to circumvent that is 100% absurd and counter to freedom,” Dr. Sydney Watson wrote.
You are evil.— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) November 7, 2023
Naturally, Warren’s post was an attempt to pander to pro-Hamas Muslims who have begun saying that they will no longer vote for the Democrats. But her claim is a massively absurd one. There is no measurable rise in so-called “Islamophobia” in the U.S. On the other hand, there is a clear rise in antisemitism in our big cities, in our halls of government and in our institutes of higher learning. If you want to worry about a rise in hate, it is the latter that should concern you.
People have the right to criticize Islam. Islam is an ideology. Attempting to pass any sort of legislation that attempts to circumvent that is 100% absurd and counter to freedom.— Dr. Sydney Watson (@SydneyLWatson) November 7, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.