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In the midst of a pres­id­en­tial de­bate over Is­lam, civil liber­ties, and Pres­id­ent Obama's na­tion­al se­cur­ity policies on Tues­day night, Rick San­tor­um rolled out a not­able stat­ist­ic.

"There's four times as many acts of vi­ol­ence against Jews than there are against Muslims. I nev­er hear the pres­id­ent talk about that."

It's a sur­pris­ing fig­ure—par­tic­u­larly as the Muslim com­munity has been hit by a rash of hate crimes after the San Bern­ardino at­tacks earli­er this month—but it's one that's groun­ded in fed­er­al data.


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