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Western atheists often cry and proclaim about how they are a persecuted minority in western countries, claiming that religious fundamentals are opposing their freedom and right to somehow be atheist. They claim that the religious oppress them and somehow infringe upon their beliefs but according to the real statistics shown here, atheists are the least persecuted group in western countries, the supposed "atheophobia" they claim to be victims of being nothing more than their exaggerated imaginations.
In 2012, the FBI released these statistics of religious groups in America that were being discriminated against
Of the 1,340 victims of an anti-religious hate crime:
62.4 percent were victims of an offender’s anti-Jewish bias. 11.6 percent were victims of an anti-Islamic bias. 7.5 percent were victims of a bias against groups of individuals of varying religions (anti-multiple religions, group). 6.4 percent were victims of an anti-Catholic bias. 2.6 percent were victims of an anti-Protestant bias. 0.9 percent were victims of an anti-Atheist/Agnostic bias. 8.6 percent were victims of a bias against other religions (anti-other religion). (Based on Table 1.)
Right at the bottom are atheists at 0.9%. More people were victims of anti-Jewish or anti-Islamic discrimination. These statistics are not just in America either.
In 2013, YouGov (a popular polling organization in the UK) released these statistics of discriminated groups in the UK:
In total two-thirds (67%) of British adults say people with mental health problems are discriminated against, including 30% who say these people suffer ‘a lot’ of discrimination – the highest of any group.
The mentally ill are more widely seen as discriminated against than gypsies and travellers (62%), transsexuals (62%), immigrants (58%), Muslims (57%) or disabled people (57%).
Around half see gays and lesbians (50%), elderly people (50%), black people (48%) and Asian people (47%) as victims of discrimination.
Discrimination is seen as less common when it comes to Jews (34%), women (34%), working class people (32%), white people (30%), people with ginger hair (26%), Christians (25%) and, last of all, atheists (10%).
Once again, atheists are right at the bottom with only 10% being discriminated against. The mentally ill, gypsies and travelers are right at the top with over 60% being discriminated against. Also, again, Muslims and Jews at a high percentage.
The results are not any different in France, with Jews and Muslims increasingly facing discrimination in a society becoming very intolerant towards Jews and Muslims. Also at the top are homosexuals. Nils Muiznieks, the Council's Commissioner for Human Rights, speaking of this said the following:
“In recent years, there has been a huge increase in anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim and homophobic acts,” wrote Muiznieks, who based his findings on a visit he made to France in September 2014. “In the first half of 2014 alone, the number of anti-Semitic acts virtually doubled, while the number of Jews leaving France for Israel tripled compared with 2012, which is a telling indication of their feeling of insecurity.”
So my question of course is, where does this atheist persecution complex arise from? Is it from angst spot-ridden teens, who feel oppressed because their parents drag them to Church on Sunday morning? Or is it the feeling of isolation in a group that is still a minority (and has been for thousands of years)?
Wherever it comes from, I ask these western atheists to a get a real grip with reality and stop crying because they disagree with opposing world-views. We live in a society of free-speech and in such a society, there will be those who will hold and speak views differently from your own, you simply have to deal with it. As these statistics show, you are less persecuted than Jews, Muslims and homosexuals and I'm sure any more reviewing of the statistics would continue to show that atheists experience the least persecution in western countries. I mean according to the FBI and YouGov statistics, Christians are experiencing more discrimination than you and in countries still considered to be Christian, now that's something to cry about.
(Appropriate image to go with this post: http://i.imgur.com/QdOWWy1.png)