Violence against Muslims down

Less than a month after the slaughter of 13 Armed Forces personnel at an American base by an American born and trained Muslim psychiatrist who allegedly yelled "Allah Akbar" (Arabic for god is great) as he conducted his personal massacre, eight years after 19 Muslims deliberately hijacked and crashed four planes killing 3000 Americans, and months after a Muslim allegedly severely vandalized numerous synagogues and other Jewish institutions in Chicag0 -  Eric Bradley of the Cincinnati Enquirer sums up the extent of the feared American backlash against Muslims

Hate crimes against Muslims decrease

Another example of American tolerance; our respect for diversity shines through, one might think, thus easing American Muslims' fear of a backlash--and worse. But no! After all the horror imposed on the country, on the world by their co religionists, American Muslims, through one of their major organizations, have concluded that they are the victims.

civil rights-related complaints are rising, according to a study to be released Thursday by a Muslim advocacy group.

Karen Dabdoub, executive director of the Cincinnati office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), called the trend "serious" and an indicator that there is hatred for Muslims in the United States.

The report, called "Seeking Full Inclusion," released locally by the Ohio chapter of CAIR, is intended to show the state of Muslim civil rights in the United States.

It highlights recent events the group said are causes of concern for American Muslims, including anti-Islamic rhetoric during the 2008 presidential campaign and locally, an alleged "overly intrusive" body search on June 2 at the Dayton International Airport of a Muslim woman wearing a full-length dress and head scarf.

CAIR is heavily funded by Saudi Arabia.

Dabdoub further expounded on her distorted, narrow minded view of American society.

"This is not a country that has built its strength on saying, 'You're Jewish, so you're not fully American; you're Mormon, so you're not fully American; you're Hispanic, you're not fully American'," Dabdoub said.

"But that's what's being done to Muslims, still today."

Ah, if Jews, Mormons and Hispanics had the problems of American Muslims. Apparently Ms. Dabdoub is so busy looking for imaginary problems she has ignored the real ones of other groups. Mitt Romney's qualifications for the presidency were questioned during his during the last campaign were based solely on his publicly expressed Mormon faith; scurrilous attacks against Jews in this country often come from her co-religionists. Does Ms. Dabdoub understand the reasons for elaborate airport security, why airport personnel are suspicious of women in full Muslim apparel?

Instead of feeling sorry for herself Ms. Dabdoub and her fellow American Muslims should express gratitude for the freedoms they have in this country.