In the U.S. the number of crimes motivated by racial hatred and religious intolerance, for 2015 increased by 6% compared to the previous year, says the report, released by the FBI this week.
According to the document, which leads the TV channel Fox News, for 2015 it was 5850 crimes against representatives of various ethnic and religious groups, in 2014, there were 5479.
However, it is much lower than reported immediately after the attacks of 11 September 2001, when only against Muslims were committed 481 crime. For the full year 2015, the number of crimes against members of Muslim communities in the United States amounted to 260, which is 67% more compared to the previous year, but much less early 2000s. the Growth of these crimes is due to a reaction to the increase in the number of terrorist attacks in the past year, Islamic extremists in the United States, Germany, Denmark, France, Sweden…
However, according to statistics, the majority of incidents occurred in the U.S. in 2015 is attack on African Americans.
The report also reported that the number of crimes motivated by anti-Semitism has grown in 2015 by 9% racial hatred – by 8% and homophobia by 5%.
Earlier, the American non-governmental organization Southern Povetry Law Center reported an increase in attacks motivated by racism during the first week after the announcement of results of elections of the President of the United States, became a surprise for many Americans.
The Qatari channel Al-Jazeera, calling the new US President Donald trump “former star of the reality show” reports on the fears of many human rights defenders: the new President can actually “legitimize external manifestations of racism and physical violence.”
Last week, the Executive Director of the independent human rights organization Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth said that “trump has found a way into the White house through a campaign marked by misogyny, racism and xenophobia, but that’s hardly the way to successful management. The President-elect trump should run the country, respecting and defending the rights of all citizens”.
Defenders is seriously concerned about a scandalous statement trump made during his election campaign for President of the United States. He proposed to ban the entry of all Muslims, calling them the source of terrorist threats to send from USA all Mexicans, calling them “rapists”, bearing in society drugs and crime, and promised to erect a wall on the border with Mexico.
Immediately after winning the election in his first extended interview on CBS trump confirmed his readiness to send for the wall , 3 million Mexicans. However, in the same interview, he softened its xenophobic statements and urged his supporters to refrain from attacks on members of ethnic and racial minorities.