ingliz wrote:It seems I have wasted 20 minutes finding (Smithson et al., 2011 proved to be the most difficult to access) and providing links to the research.
You found them but didn't read them I guess, just hoped no one else would sacrifice the time to read them.
I am slogging through them as we speak, but I'll share a few things I have found along the way.
From the first report it indicates that 61% of perpetrators of a hate crime (not the specific hate crime of homophobia but any hate crime, are "white", however for context in the sample area white people constitute over 81% of the population. I don't know how good you are with numbers but that clearly indicates that "white" people per capita are below average perpetrators of hate crimes.
For comparison 17% of perpetrators were "British Asian" (sadly this isn't specific enough to identify Muslims because this category will also presumably include Hindus, Sikhs etc.) whereas "British Asians" constitute under 4% of the population... Making "British Asians" are per capita above average perpetrators of hate crimes.
That's for general hate crime though not the more specific crime of homophobia.
On the next page we do have this though:
Patterns of perpetration are also evident in other strands of hate crime, including acts of gendered hostility.
In these cases, although the majority of offenders involved in respondents’ most recent experiences of hate crime were identified as White British (55%), over a quarter stated that an Asian British, Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi (27%) individual had been involved in their victimisation. The findings from this study illustrate that the profile of hate crime perpetrators is much more diverse than is commonly assumed, and the next section considers this complexity further.
So for "gendered hostility", which I suppose could include transphobia as well as homophobia, we find that "white British" are even less likely
to be a perpetrator per capita than for general hate crimes while "Asian British, Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi" in accounting for over 27% of "gendered hostility" whilst being less that 4% of the population.
So yeah... I'll keep reading, but so far it's looking like you handing us these reports without reading them was a bit of an own goal for your efforts to cover for Islamic hate crimes against the LGBT
Anecdotes from the first report:
I know a male Muslim teenager, late teens who was realising that he was gay. He
went to his GP to try and find some help, support and found that the GP was also
Muslim and the GP just started shouting at him. Then he went to his imam and the
imam hit him.
- Gay man
I’ve had too much trouble with Somali youths hurling abuse. They’re not tolerant,
they are not interested in being tolerant, they’re not interested in anything other
than their culture. ... I mean they are nasty to their own people; I mean it’s nothing
personal, if they think one of their own people is gay or lesbian they have no
problem with killing them.
- Transgender woman
I hate to say it but the vast majority of the abuse I came across is from people that
are, it’s mainly Muslims, honestly they’ve got different values. You would think
they would understand more than anyone, but they don’t at all.
- Gay youth