The reports are coming as some figureheads of the Alt-Right celebrate Trump’s election and encourage their followers to instill “fear” in hearts of their racial enemies.
“I am of course against any violence against these people,” Anglin wrote in a blog post. “However, I do think you should yell at them in people [sic], tell them to go home. … I encourage you to do that with any foreigners you see, especially those wearing Islamic clothing.” He added, “We want these people to feel unwanted. We want them to feel that everything around them is against them. And we want them to be afraid.”
In Lafayette, La., a female student was beaten, robbed and had her hijab ripped off by two men, one of them wearing a Trump baseball cap. Elsewhere, a Muslim student at San Diego State University was robbed by two men who made comments about Muslims and President-elect Trump. The attack is being called a hate crime.
A spike in anti-Muslim attacks over the last two days also has been reported by Think Progress.