Trump’s anti-Muslim tweets may have caused an increase in hate crimes, study finds

A recently released research paper shows the age-old adage about saying something nice is true, even in the modern era, and especially with an unconventional president. University of Warwick researchers Karsten Müller and Carlo Schwarz found evidence that suggests Donald Trump’s tweets about Islam have led to an increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes over the past few years. Using the FBI’s hate crime database, the pair first took a wide view of any recorded hate crime between 1990 and 2016, before limiting the scope of the search to hate crimes against Muslims after Trump took office. The number of these…

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