Hate crimes against Muslims are on the rise throughout the USA. It is no longer an isolated event centered on a single issue like the proposed Muslim cultural center in Lower Manhattan but it seems that all the Muslim centers and mosques are now vulnerable to attack, vandalism, arson, and other forms of hate crimes.
The New York Times has a piece on this latest hate crime which targeted an Islamic center in rural Orleans County, which hugs the shore of Lake Ontario between Buffalo and Rochester. Many such crimes are direct results of poisonous anti-Islam sermons preached by hateful christian preachers. One of the criminals Mark Vendetti, a 17-year teenager involved in the hate crime, said that "I’m a good Christian kid; I go to church every Sunday.”
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