Emperor Nero was suspected of starting the fires which set Rome ablaze, yet the Christians were blamed and targeted for persecution as the criminals who started the fires. The first mass arrests and executions took place in the year 64.
After the Orlando shootings, not a few people attempted to place blame upon Christians for the homophobia that supposedly motivated the shooter terrorist who committed the massacre. I was immediately reminded of the First Martyrs and Nero's Romans who scapegoated the Christians.
"We are placed in the same arena, and the same contest lies before us. Hence we ought to put aside vain and useless concerns." - Clement I
Don't you know that?