Hate Crimes Against American Whites, Muslims, and Jewish Individuals Rise in 2017

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If you listened to the liberal media in the wake of the U.S. election, you would’ve “learned” that Donald Trump’s rhetoric had emboldened bigots nationwide, and the consequences were already apparent.

The first incident to go viral involved a Muslim female student at the University of Louisiana who claimed to have had her hijab ripped off and her wallet stolen the day after Trump’s election by two white men wearing MAGA hats. Another involved a Muslim college student in New York City who claimed she was harassed by a trio of Trump supporters shouting “Trump! Trump!” and calling her a “terrorist,” as they tried to steal her hijab. Within days, both alleged crimes were exposed as having been simply made up – as were literally hundreds of others in the wake of the election.

It certainly is a sign of the times when a sensationalized hate crime is more likely to be a hoax than have actually occurred, isn’t it?

As the end of the year approaches, some more updated statistics are in on hate crimes nationwide, and they do show a rise – but not in the way you’d think.

According to the Daily Caller, “the FBI report on 2016 Hate Crime Statistics shows that in 2016, there were 876 reported anti-white hate crime offenses in the United States. In 2015, this number was 734, indicating a 19.34 percent increase.”

More from the report: “There were 4,029 single-bias incidents that targeted ‘Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry’ in 2015, compared to 4,229 in 2016, an increase of 200. In other words, the increase in hate crimes among whites accounted for 71 percent of the increase in hate crimes overall. Anti-Hispanic or Latino hate crimes also increased in 2016. In 2015, the number of offenses targeting Hispanic/Latino Americans was 379. In 2016, that increased to 449, an increase of 18.46 percent. Anti-Black hate crimes actually declined by three offenses.”

There was an increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes, despite the many hoaxes. Anti-Jewish hate crimes increased by 20 percent and anti-Islamic hate crimes increased by 26.57 percent.” Anti-Catholic hate crimes also slightly increased. Still, despite the narrative of an Islamophobic America, for the past decade we’ve averaged ten times as many hate crimes against Jews than Muslims. 

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By Matt

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