What’s behind the spike of religious hate crimes?

A candlelight vigil is held at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church for victims of a shooting incident at the Congregation Chabad synagogue in Poway, north of San Diego, California, U.S. April 27, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/John Gastaldo.

The Synagogue shooting in San Diego County, the bombings of churches in Sri Lanka, and the mosque shootings in New Zealand all happened within the past six weeks. The attackers targeted Jews, Christians, and Muslims at their places of worship. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Sri Lanka bombings. So-called “lone wolf” white supremacists carried out the other two attacks.


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