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>> From a black student's stab to death just days before his college graduation, to a bombing at a Minnesota mosque. Alleged hate crimes in the United States in 2017 jumped 17% from the previous year, with a huge spike in anti-Semitic attacks, according to FBI data released Tuesday. There were a total of 7,175 hate crime incidents in 2017 according to the bureau's annual report.
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Anti-Semitic attacks jumped to 37% with 938 in 2017 up from 684 in 2016. The report comes just weeks after a gunman burst into a Pittsburgh Synagogue and shot dead 11 worshipers while shouting, quote, all Jews must die. It was the worst attack on America's Jewish community. The massacre fueled a debate ahead of the midterm elections over President Trump's inflammatory political rhetoric, with critics saying Trump's words have fomented a surge in right-wing extremism and may even helped provoke the bloodshed at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue.
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The Trump administration has rejected these notions. Following the FBI report, acting the Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said in a statement that hate crimes were, quote, dispeakable violations of America's values. And he was particularly troubled by the increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes. Of the more than 6,000 known offenders in the report, 50% were white and 21% were black.