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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Hate Crimes and Jews and Muslims

From Pew:
The number of assaults against Muslims in the United States rose significantly between 2015 and 2016, easily surpassing the modern peak reached in 2001, the year of the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new hate crimes statistics from the FBI. In 2016, there were 127 reported victims of aggravated or simple assault, compared with 91 the year before and 93 in 2001.
Overall, there were 307 incidents of anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2016, marking a 19% increase from the previous year. This rise in hate crimes builds on an even sharper increase the year before, when the total number of anti-Muslim incidents rose 67%, from 154 in 2014 to 257 in 2015.
From the report:

Of the 1,584 victims of anti-religious hate crimes:
  • 54.4 percent were victims of crimes motivated by their offenders’ anti-Jewish bias.
  • 24.5 percent were victims of anti-Islamic (Muslim) bias.