FBI: Hate crimes against Muslims in US surge 67 percent

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Hate crimes against Muslims in the United States shot up 67 percent in 2015 to their highest levels since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, according to new FBI statistics.

There have been several reports of racist, Islamophobic and anti-semitic incidents since last Tuesday's election that have sparked outrage, including a mosque at New York University's Brooklyn campus being vandalised, and several Muslim women reporting Trump supporters attempting to rip off their headscarves.

San Jose State University sent an email that a woman had her hijab ripped off by a white male with such force it choked her as she fell The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate crimes across the United States, has counted more than 200 complaints since election day, according to USA Today.

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