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Religious Intolerance In The United States

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America has long celebrated the nation's rich heritage of religious freedom. But recently, this First Amendment right has come under attack. For the first time — and after some pressure — President Trump earlier this week addressed the surge in anti-Semitic attacks across the country. The latest FBI statistics also show hate crimes against Muslims growing by more than 60 percent. So what's behind this spike in hate crimes? And is enough being done about it? 1A's guests include Imam Yahya Hendi, Director of Muslim Life at Georgetown University, Rabbi Shira Stutman, Senior Rabbi at Sixth & I Synagogue, Corey Saylor, Director of the Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia at Council on American-Islamic Relations, Jake Turx, White House Correspondent for Ami Magazine and Deborah Lauter, Senior Vice President of Policy and Programs at Anti-Defamation League.