Help Religion News Service report on religious hatred

Religious minorities in the U.S., including Muslims, Jews and Sikhs, are facing a surge of discrimination, harassment and hate crimes on the basis of their beliefs and identities. The Southern Poverty Law Center counted almost 900 incidents of hate or bias in the 10 days after the 2016 election and many more since, including bomb threats, vandalism, intimidation and murder.  

•   Earlier this month, a shooter fired a pellet gun at a mosque in New York City’s Bronx borough, cracking a window and hitting a worshiper in the neck. •   Vandals damaged and toppled hundreds of gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia in February. •   Two men were killed and another wounded when they tried to stop a man’s anti-Muslim rant on a train in Portland, Ore., in May.