Increasing Intolerance in US

October 9, 2001

Source: The Chicago Tribune

On October 9, 2001, The Chicago Tribune reported "Hate Crime reports reach record level." It noted, "There already have been hundreds of reports of hate crimes against Muslims and other religious and ethnic groups following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, numbers not seen since the Persian Gulf war, leaders of the advocacy groups say. Verbal threats and property damage have been reported across the country, and at least four homicides are being investigated as possible hate crimes, according to law-enforcement officials."