Hate Crimes Against Muslims

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If we were to measure animosity towards Muslim's based off reported hate crimes against Muslims in the U.S. then no, it has not. A hate-crime research group at California State University averages "suspected hate crimes against Muslims in the United States” at 12.6 per month. The rate tripled to 38 attacks the month following the attack in Paris. The article was published in Dec. 2015; however, I'm reasonably confident the data began to revert back towards the mean. In addition, it is worth noting that the mean is being generous to outliers. Now, the attacks may not be as high as those in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 2011, which was reported in the hundreds; nonetheless, they are at the highest level since then.

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