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    FBI: Hate Crimes Against Muslims Surge 67 Percent

    Hate’s having a heyday. Though attacks on Muslims saw the steepest rise, the FBI reported that hate crimes increased by 6 percent across the board in 2015 and that the most common religious targets in America are Jews. The 257 reported attacks on Muslims — likely an incomplete total, as reporting at the local level is notoriously spotty — is the highest number since 2001. A spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations blamed Donald Trump for mainstreaming Islamophobia, saying, ”We expect the situation to get worse.”

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