Friday, 17 March 2017

Donald Trump after declining numbers of people victimised for their religion managed to increase the numbers again

Emblem of the Ku Klux Klan
Emblem of the Ku Klux Klan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
According to an article from the National Review, the most reliable data on hate crimes comes from the FBI, which shows that the number of people victimized for their religion declined dramatically from 2010 to 2014: from 1,552 victims to 1,140 victims, or by 36 percent.

The number of victims of anti-Jewish bias declined similarly: from 1,039 to 648 victims, or by 38 percent. The FBI then records an uptick in 2015, to 1,402 total victims and 730 victims of anti-Jewish bias.

Since Donald Trump  heated up the crowd in 2016 many North Americans came to see a threat in other religious groups than their christians denominations. Not only immigrants and refugees became the bad guys. The hate speeches of Donald Trump took care that the KKK and far right fundamentalist evangelicals could find enough reasons to go against Jews.

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