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A 10-year-old Muslim girl found two threatening handwritten notes in her cubby in an elementary school west of Boston, and police are investigating the notes as a hate crime.

The first note came on Friday. Scrawled in pencil was: "You're a terrorist."

On Tuesday, the student found a second threatening note: "I will kill you."

Neither the fifth-grader who received the notes nor the other students at the school are thought to be in imminent danger, Framingham School...

The FBI says hate crimes reports were up about 17% in 2017, marking a rise for the third year in a row, even though violent crime in America fell slightly overall. Crimes of antisemitism led the spike.

An annual report from the US federal government released on November 13 shows there were more than 7,100 reported hate crimes last year. There were increases in attacks motivated by racial bias, religious bias and because of a victim’s sexual orientation.

The report shows there...

A photo showing a group of male, mostly white Wisconsin high school students with their arms raised in what appear to be Nazi salutes has sparked a district investigation and criticism from a Holocaust memorial group.

The image of students in the Baraboo School District in Wisconsin was originally posted on the @GoBaraboo parody account with the caption, "We even got the black kid to throw it up."

But the picture, which was tagged #Barabooproud, has since been taken down, and...

Aisha Yaqoob is American Muslim hijab-wearing woman who is the 2018 Democratic candidate for the 97th District in the Georgia House of Representatives. The daughter of immigrants, Yaqoob, 25, is one of the nearly 90 Muslims running for public office nationwide. But facing that unprecedented number of Muslim candidates running in the midterms are perhaps the most Islamophobic US elections ever. She is one of those candidates who face such hate, particularly on her social media pages.

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U.S. troops, along with Customs and Border Protection officers, have been working to secure sections of the Texas-Mexico border, in part by laying down barbed-wire fencing, as new photos show.

The protection reportedly includes roughly 1,000 feet of fencing along the Rio Grande.

The barrier was installed near the Hidalgo Texas Port of Entry, underneath the McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge, which crosses the river from Texas into Mexico. A Border Patrol spokesperson said the...

Mark Harris, the former pastor at Charlotte’s First Baptist Church and a Republican candidate for the U.S. House, said in a 2011 sermon that there would be no peace in Jerusalem until Jews and Muslims convert to Christianity.

The content of the sermon and others that warn against Islam and the threat of Islamic rule were first reported by CNN on Friday, just days before Election Day on Tuesday, where Harris is locked in a tight race against Democratic candidate Dan McCready. Harris,...

A political event hosted by “Broad City” star Ilana Glazer at a historic Brooklyn synagogue was cancelled on November 1 when a vandal scrawled “Kill all Jews” inside.

The NYPD said “anti-Semitic messages” were discovered on the stairwell of Union Temple in Brooklyn Heights at around 8 p.m. Thursday.

At about 8:30, Glazer came out of the venue to tell the crowds that the 8 p.m. event, where she was scheduled to interview journalist Amy Goodman and New York state senate...

President Donald Trump says the military should treat rocks thrown by Central American migrants as rifles.

President Donald Trump on November 1 warned that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross into the United States. 

Trump told journalists at the White House that a group of several thousand migrants attempting to walk from Central America through Mexico had thrown rocks "viciously and...

The dad-of-two from Owensboro, Indiana, was attending the town's Trail of Treats Halloween event and said he came up with the costume ideas at the last minute.

But he couldn't explain why he had a full Nazi uniform close to hand in his house.

He went as a Nazi soldier while his young son was dressed as Adolf Hitler, complete with a drawn-on moustache.

Speaking to local media, Goldbach admitted the outfits had been a mistake but claimed he had innocent intentions.

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Donald Trump is to deploy more than 5,200 troops to the border with Mexicoin what a rights organisation described as an abuse of the military to “further his anti-immigrant agenda of fear and division”.

On October 29 he warned that the military would be waiting. “Many Gang Members and some very bad people are mixed into the Caravan heading to our Southern Border,” Trump tweeted. “Please go back, you will not be admitted into the United States unless you go through the legal process....

A gunman who's believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing 11 people in one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in U.S. history.

The 20-minute attack at Tree of Life Congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood left six others wounded, including four police officers who dashed to the scene, authorities said.

The suspect, Robert Bowers, traded gunfire with police and was shot...

With less than two weeks before the midterm elections, the Pentagon is preparing to deploy at least 800 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to confront a migrant caravan that President Donald Trump has described as a “national emergency,” said administration officials.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis may sign an order mobilizing those troops as early as on October 25, according to two administration officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. They said the number of troops will range...

A new report from the group Muslim Advocates shows that candidates who ran Islamophobic campaigns faced backlash and eventually lost their elections.

The use of anti-Muslim bigotry in political campaigns is a tactic Muslims and Muslim candidates have seen over and over in recent years. Just last week, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) launched a series of Islamophobic and racist attack ads against his Democratic opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar. 

But a new report shows that candidates...

In a rapidly widening investigation of metro Detroit funeral homes, Detroit Police executed a search warrant at a west-side funeral home near Wayne State University and removed 63 remains of fetuses, police said.

Custody of the remains — found at the Perry Funeral Home, on Trumbull just north of Warren Avenue — was turned over to state investigators, who immediately declared the business closed and its license suspended, according to a statement from Michigan Licensing and Regulatory...

An arsonist convicted of burning down a mosque in the United States last year has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for a crime prosecutors said was motivated by hate.

Marq Perez, 26, was convicted of hate crime and felony arson in July for setting fire to the Victoria Islamic Center in Texas on January 28, 2017.

One person, who was with Perez on the night of the fire, said he was excited and "jumping up and down like a little kid" while watching the mosque burn,...