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Hundreds of hate crimes reported across the country since presidential election


This news story was published on November 16, 2016.
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A mosque in Waterloo was vandalized last PHOTO: Iowa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Iowa)

A mosque in Waterloo was vandalized last month 
PHOTO: Iowa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Iowa)

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA – An agency “dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry” says that hundreds of incidents of “hateful harassment and intimidation” have been reported since the election of Donald Trump.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), between Wednesday, November 9 (the day after the presidential election) and the morning of Monday, November 14, that agency collected 437 reports of hateful intimidation and harassment.

The SPLC says the hate crime reports were collected through news reports, social media, and direct submissions via SPLC’s “#ReportHate” page. These incidents, aside from news reports, are largely anecdotal, they say. The SPLC says it did follow up with a majority of user submissions in an effort to confirm reports.

The SPLC seems to blame the Donald Trump campaign for the nasty spark in incidents, saying “as we reported earlier, many incidents involved direct references to the Trump campaign and its slogans.”

Most of the reports, the SPLC says, “involved anti-immigrant incidents (136), followed by anti-black (89) and anti-LGBT (43). Some reports (8) included multiple categories like anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant. The ‘Trump’ category (41) refers to incidents where there was no clear defined target, like the pro-Trump vandalism of a ‘unity’ sign in Connecticut. We also collected 20 reports of anti-Trump intimidation and harassment.”

In one example the SPLC reported, “A Muslim woman was riding the Max to Beaverton in the early afternoon and a group of teenagers went to the corner of the car where she was sitting and got up in her face yelling at her that she was a terrorist, that our new president was going to deport her, that she can’t wear her hijab anymore.”

BANNON (Breitbart)

BANNON
(Breitbart)

Fears have been stoked since President-elect Trump appointed former Breitbart News executive Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist and senior counselor, seen by some as a “pro-white” advocate and a “strong pro-Israel guy”.

The SPLC claims that before joining the Trump campaign, Bannon oversaw the rise of the Breitbart News Network, which Bannon himself has called “the platform for the alt-right.

“The term alt-right is simply a rebranding of traditional white nationalism for the digital age. During Bannon’s tenure, the website enabled the spread of the alt-right’s extremist ideology from fringe internet culture to the presidential campaign trail.”

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8 Responses to Hundreds of hate crimes reported across the country since presidential election

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Electorial college -200 years old – lets see – baseball world series 2016 – both teams scored 27 points each in all games combined – thus according to liberal demorats it was a tie world series and the Cubs did not win after all. (or as the demorats would have you sheeple believe.) Get a life and drain the sewer !

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    Honest Abe Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Democrats need a hobby, now reports are saying most of the rioters didn’t even vote. If they had jobs and helped contribute to society, they wouldn’t have time for all these shenanigans. Just one more piece of evidence that America picked the right president.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Almost half of America hates me because I voted for President TRUMP – and- and- and you know what? Me myself and I along with my carry permit are dancing in the street with hope for a better America. Don’t worry you morons/crooks we will save you despite your selfish agenda.

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    Carly Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    You cry wolf too many times , nobody will believe you. After watching the media spread lies and half truths and how corrupt it has become, I question the truth of any of their reporting. I would question the validity that it is trump supporters, since we know the rioters are being paid to disrupt the election results. Guess trump is getting an early start on providing jobs and making America again. I guess we now know which party was going to challenge the results of the election. Such hypocrisy!

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    WTF Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    “Get em outta here”………President Dump

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    90% of them committed by paid liberal agitators. Soros funded.