Fortunately, the anti-Muslim backlashes rarely occur. Indeed, Muslims struggled to come up with instances of anti-Muslim hate crimes after the Fort Hood Massacre, and the best example they found was a Muslim woman who had her scarf tugged in a grocery store. This is startling evidence of Western tolerance.
But the statistics are even more staggering. According to an FBI study on hate crimes, it's actually much safer to be a Muslim in America than a Jew in America:
There were 1,606 hate crime offenses motivated by religious bias in 2008. A breakdown of these offenses shows:
65.7 percent were anti-Jewish.
13.2 percent were anti-other religion.
7.7 percent were anti-Islamic.
4.7 percent were anti-Catholic.
4.2 percent were anti-multiple religions, group.
3.7 percent were anti-Protestant.
0.9 percent were anti-Atheism/Agnosticism/etc.
Yet, while the majority of religiously-motivated hate crimes are directed at Jews, we hear relatively little complaining from Jews. Muslims, on the other hand, proclaim their mythical mistreatment from the rooftops, in an effort to keep the peace until the next terrorist attack.
Note: The population of Jews and Muslims in America is roughly comparable. According to CAIR, in 2001 there were 6-7 million Muslims in the US, and according to Jewish American Yearbook, in 2006 there were 6.4 million Jews in the US.