Hate crimes against Muslims are higher today than they have ever been since 9/11. According to the FBI, 16.7 percent of religiously motivated hate crimes are committed against Muslims in the United States. The UK shares a similarly bleak vision- over the past five years, the UK has seen a 125 percent rise in hate crimes against Muslims, and in 2016 alone, there was a 78 percent rise in hate crimes against Muslims.
Combatting double standards with facts
Yes, Western-media outlets clearly exhibit double standards in their coverage of attacks by Muslims when compared to hate crimes against Muslims. What does repeatedly highlighting this fact achieve other than further perpetuating the divide within the Muslim and Western communities?Yara al-Wazir