Hate crimes against Muslims up 67% in 2015

Posted by | November 14, 2016 13:01 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics Religion

FBI statistics show hate crimes up in general, 6.7%, led by the surge in anti-Muslim crimes.

Civil rights groups had been raising concerns about an anti-Muslim backlash in the U.S. even before the terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, late in the year. The reporting period covers calendar year 2015, but comes at a time of heightened tensions following last week’s presidential election.

There have been reports of racist and anti-religious instances since Tuesday that have sparked outrage, including students at one school who chanted “white power” and a videotaped assault in Chicago that showed black men beating a white man as onlookers screamed, “You voted Trump!” In 2008, after Barack Obama was elected as the nation’s first black president, there were also suspected cases of alleged hate crimes tied to the election.

In 2015, there were 257 incidents of anti-Muslim bias compared to 184 incidents the prior year. The total is second only to the surge in hate crimes following the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001.

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2016 Liberaland
By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.

5 responses to Hate crimes against Muslims up 67% in 2015

  1. oldfart November 14th, 2016 at 13:26

    You ain’t seen nothin’ yet…

    • crc3 November 14th, 2016 at 14:51

      We sure haven’t. It may soon become intolerable to live in America…

  2. crc3 November 14th, 2016 at 14:51

    The Comey led FBI will enable Rump supporters to do much of the same (probably worse) in the near future. Our country is slipping away as I speak…

  3. amersham1046 November 14th, 2016 at 18:45

    Hate crimes against Muslims, with the endorsement of the President of the United States

  4. amersham1046 November 14th, 2016 at 19:14

    The hate can only go so far, the young male Muslims will start striking back, and it will not be pretty

Leave a Reply