Why anti-Muslim hate statistics don’t tell the full story

Source. ET

PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

The writer is counsel to KSM Law, an associate professor at Valparaiso University Law School in Indiana and an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. He tweets @faisalkutty
PHOTO: REUTERS

The number of police-reported hate crimes against Muslim-Canadians more than doubled over a three-year period (2012 to 2014), according to figures released by Statistics Canada earlier this month. Meanwhile in the US, various groups, including the FBI, have documented an eight-fold increase in hate crime since 2000. As alarming as these figures are, they don’t tell the full story. As Professor Juan Cole notes: “The FBI depends on local police departments to report hate crimes, who in turn depend on victims to report them in the bulk of cases.” The same is the case in Canada. Moreover, in the case of both countries, the entire country is not even covered.

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  1. Looks more one sided story. For prayers public places are not to be used. In case you create hurdles for neighbours or passersby you are violating real teachings of Islam. Canadians are very supportive and openhearted towards Islam. Try to mend your ways and follow the real teachings of Islam every thing will be ok.

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