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Members of the Muslim community pray in a mosque in Marseille during an open day weekend for mosques in France, January 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/Files

Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes At Highest Levels Since 9/11

Analyzing crime data from researchers at the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernadino found that hate crimes against American Muslims were up 78 percent in 2015. Attacks against those perceived as Arab rose even more.

September 19, 2016
People take part in a candlelight memorial service the day after a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando

After Orlando, a Small-Town Pastor Finds Her Voice

When the Rev. Robin LaBolt saw the news on Sunday morning, she knew the challenge waiting for her at Sycamore United Church of Christ. “We’re a small town,” she said. “It’s not exactly an LGBT-friendly area. Not that anyone says bad things about them. They’d just rather not talk about it.”

June 16, 2016
A member of the Black Lives Matter protesters argues with a police officer as they shut down the main road to the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport following a protest at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Craig Lassig

‘Blue Lives Matter’ Movement Wins Big In Louisiana

The state of Louisiana has just expanded its hate crime law to include protections for law enforcement and first responders: Anyone found to have targeted a police officer, firefighter, or first responder because of their profession will face an increased penalty of five years in prison, and a fine of up to $5,000.

May 27, 2016

Donald Trump Spoke Steps Away From The Site Of An Infamous Hate Crime

“Although Lucero’s murder represented the apex of anti-immigrant violence in Suffolk County to date, it was hardly an isolated incident.”

April 14, 2016

‘Temporary’ Not Guilty Plea Entered For Charleston Suspect

Dylann Roof was arraigned on 33 federal hate crime and firearms charges, plus state murder and attempted murder counts.

July 31, 2015

Grand Jury Indicts Man Accused In Chapel Hill Shooting That Killed 3

No hate-crime charges were brought against Craig Stephen Hicks.

February 16, 2015

Slayings Of 3 In North Carolina Arouse Muslim Fears

Muslims have long feared an incident like Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill.

February 12, 2015

Police Arrest Man In Slayings Of Three Muslim Students In North Carolina

Police have made an arrest in a possible hate crime in North Carolina.

February 11, 2015
A police line keeps the public out of the scene of a fatal car crash in Minneapolis.

Colorado Explosion Could Be A Hate Crime, NAACP Official Says

The Colorado Springs NAACP may have been targeted for a hate crime.

January 7, 2015

Police Vow Large Effort To Find Rabbi’s Shooter

By Carli Teproff, The Miami Herald MIAMI — Miami-Dade police on Monday said they are committed to finding the people responsible for shooting and killing a rabbi walking to temple in Northeast Miami-Dade over the weekend. “I can assure you that the Miami-Dade police department is utilizing all of its resources to apprehend the perpetrators […]

August 11, 2014

79-Year-Old Judge Slapped, Spit On By Business Owner

By Steve Schmadeke, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A North Side Chicago business owner slapped a 79-year-old Cook County judge in the face, spit on her and called her “Rosa Parks” after becoming angry that she was smoking near him outside the Daley Center, authorities said. Monday’s attack outside the courthouse came as a shock to […]

July 16, 2014

Man Charged With Capital Murder In Kansas Shooting Rampage

By Tony Rizzo, The Kansas City Star OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Johnson County prosecutors on Tuesday filed two types of murder charges against a 73-year-old avowed racist and anti-Semite in the shootings deaths of three people outside Jewish facilities in Overland Park. Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., better known as F. Glenn Miller, is charged with one […]

April 15, 2014

Jewish Center Killings To Be Investigated As Hate Crimes

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times AURORA, Mo. — The killings of three people on the eve of Passover outside two Jewish facilities in a Kansas City suburb are being treated as hate crimes, law enforcement officials said on Monday. Overland Park, Kansas, Police Chief John Douglass and others confirmed that the […]

April 14, 2014

Obama: Religious Violence Has No Place In U.S.

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama warned Monday that religious violence had no place in U.S. society after a gunman with alleged anti-Semitic ties killed three people at a Jewish center and retirement home. “Nobody should have to worry about their security when gathering with their fellow believers. No one should have to fear for […]

April 14, 2014

FBI Looking Into Alleged Hate Crime At Washington Islamic Center

By Safiya Merchant, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — The FBI is working with local law enforcement to determine if a Saturday incident at an Islamic center in Washington was “bias-motivated and a violation of federal law,” according to a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Seattle division. Ten Islam-related books were discovered with handwritten “hateful messages” Saturday […]

February 25, 2014