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AG Lynch Slams Rise in Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes

AG Lynch Slams Rise in Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes

By KELLY COHEN | Washington Examiner --

Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday acknowledged an uptick in what she deemed "unacceptable" hate crimes against Muslim Americans.

"[A]mid an increase in divisive and fearful rhetoric — we have seen Muslim Americans targeted and demonized simply because of their faith," Lynch said from the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center in Sterling, Va.

FBI statistics released last month show reported hate crimes against Muslims rose by 67 percent in 2015. There were 257 reported anti-Muslim incidents in 2015, compared to 154 the year before.

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