Hate Crimes Rise Along With Donald Trump’s Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

The FBI has not released its own figures for anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2015. But in recent months a number of gov officials and civil society leaders have raised the possibility that the incendiary tone of the election could lead to violence. In President Barack Obama’s first visit to a mosque earlier this year, he too cited the potential dangers posed by statements and proposals being made by many GOP presidential candidates. Referring to the “inexcusable political rhetoric” that has characterized the campaign, Obama said that it was no surprise that “threats and harassment of Muslim Americans have surged.”

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