Hate crimes up against Muslims in 2015

Hate crimes against Muslims in America are soaring. A new FBI report shows that anti-Muslim hate crimes jumped 67-percent in 2015. The bureau’s Uniform Crime Report also revealed a seven-percent increase in hate crimes overall, with nearly six-thousand incidents reported last year. The numbers haven’t been this high since 2001 (when there were 481 incidents).

Officials say that there were 257 anti-Muslim hate crimes (compared to 154 in 2014). For the record, more than half of such attacks were centered around race, ethnicity or ancestry. At least one-thousand incidents were each documented on bias against religion and sexual orientation. Other hate crimes were based on disabilities, gender and gender identity.

How will 2016 shape up? No one’s sure, but according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), there have been more than 200 reports of hate-based intimidation and harassment alone since Election Day. To read the complete FBI report, CLICK HERE.

Source: ABC News