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The world is ill-prepared for the global crash in children being born which is set to have a "jaw-dropping" impact on societies, say researchers.

Falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century.

And 23 nations - including Spain and Japan - are expected to see their populations halve by 2100.

Countries will also age dramatically, with as many people turning 80 as there are being born. What is going on?

The fertility rate - the average number of children a woman gives birth to - is falling.

If the number falls below approximately 2.1, then the size of the population starts to fall.

In 1950, women were having an average of 4.7 children in their lifetime.

Researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation showed the global fertility rate nearly halved to 2.4 in 2017 - and their study, published in the Lancet , projects it will fall below 1.7 by 2100.

As a result, the researchers expect the number of people on the planet to peak at 9.7 billion around 2064, before falling down to 8.8 billion by the end of the century.

"That's a pretty big thing; most of the world is transitioning into natural population decline," researcher Prof Christopher Murray told the BBC.

"I think it's incredibly hard to think this through and recognise how big a thing this is; it's extraordinary, we'll have to reorganise societies." Why are fertility rates falling?

It has nothing to do with sperm counts or the usual things that come to mind when discussing fertility.

Instead it is being driven by more women in education and work, as well as greater access to contraception, leading to women choosing to have fewer children.

In many ways, falling fertility rates are a success story. Which countries will be most affected?

Japan's population is projected to fall from a peak of 128 million in 2017 to less than 53 million by the end of the century.

Italy is expected to see an equally dramatic population crash from 61 million to 28 million over the same timeframe.

They are two of 23 countries - which also include Spain, Portugal, Thailand and South Korea - expected to see their population more than halve.

"That is jaw-dropping," Prof Christopher Murray told me.

China, currently the most populous nation in the world, is expected to peak at 1.4 billion in four years' time before nearly halving to 732 million by 2100. India will take its place.

The UK is predicted to peak at 75 million in 2063, and fall to 71 million by 2100.

However, this will be a truly global issue, with 183 out of 195 countries having a fertility rate below the replacement level. Why is this a problem?

You might think this is great for the environment. A smaller population would reduce carbon emissions as well as deforestation for farmland.

"That would be true except for the inverted age structure (more old people than young people) and all the uniformly negative consequences of an inverted age structure," says Prof Murray.

The study projects:

  1. The number of under-fives will fall from 681 million in 2017 to 401 million in 2100.

  2. The number of over 80-year-olds will soar from 141 million in 2017 to 866 million in 2100.

Prof Murray adds: "It will create enormous social change. It makes me worried because I have an eight-year-old daughter and I wonder what the world will be like."

Who pays tax in a massively aged world? Who pays for healthcare for the elderly? Who looks after the elderly? Will people still be able to retire from work?

"We need a soft landing," argues Prof Murray. Are there any solutions?

Countries, including the UK, have used migration to boost their population and compensate for falling fertility rates.

However, this stops being the answer once nearly every country's population is shrinking.

"We will go from the period where it's a choice to open borders, or not, to frank competition for migrants, as there won't be enough," argues Prof Murray.

Some countries have tried policies such as enhanced maternity and paternity leave, free childcare, financial incentives and extra employment rights, but there is no clear answer.

Sweden has dragged its fertility rate up from 1.7 to 1.9, but other countries that have put significant effort into tackling the "baby bust" have struggled. Singapore still has a fertility rate of around 1.3.

Prof Murray says: "I find people laugh it off; they can't imagine it could be true, they think women will just decide to have more kids.

"If you can't [find a solution] then eventually the species disappears, but that's a few centuries away."

How do countries fight falling birth rates?

The researchers warn against undoing the progress on women's education and access to contraception.

Prof Stein Emil Vollset said: "Responding to population decline is likely to become an overriding policy concern in many nations, but must not compromise efforts to enhance women's reproductive health or progress on women's rights." What about Africa?

The population of sub-Saharan Africa is expected to treble in size to more than three billion people by 2100.

And the study says Nigeria will become the world's second biggest country, with a population of 791 million.

Prof Murray says: "We will have many more people of African descent in many more countries as we go through this.

"Global recognition of the challenges around racism are going to be all the more critical if there are large numbers of people of African descent in many countries." Why is 2.1 the fertility rate threshold?

You might think the number should be 2.0 - two parents have two children, so the population stays the same size.

But even with the best healthcare, not all children survive to adulthood. Also, babies are ever so slightly more likely to be male. It means the replacement figure is 2.1 in developed countries.

Nations with higher childhood mortality also need a higher fertility rate. What do the experts say?

Prof Ibrahim Abubakar, University College London (UCL), said: "If these predictions are even half accurate, migration will become a necessity for all nations and not an option.

"To be successful we need a fundamental rethink of global politics.

"The distribution of working-age populations will be crucial to whether humanity prospers or withers."


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June 1, 2019: The body of Chynal Lindsey, a 26-year-old black trans woman, is found at the bottom of a lake in Dallas, TX. Lindsey’s body showed clear signs of a homicide.

June 2, 2019: 27-year-old Griffin Murray attacks two men on a street in San Francisco while screaming homophobic slurs at them.

June 2, 2019: Hesse, Germany politician Walter Lübcke is found shot to death in his home. Lübcke had received several death threats because of his stance in favor of immigrants. Police arrest a 45-year-old extreme right wing activist for the murder, later revealing the man was previously convicted for attempting to bomb a refugee shelter and has ties to Combat 18.

June 5, 2019: 18-year-old Jeremy Lloyd approaches a group of black teens in Hopkins Park in Dekalb, IL., calls them “niggers,” then stabs two of them. Police charge him with hate crimes.

June 6, 2019: As he is walking to work in Decatur, GA., 28-year-old Ronald Peters is confronted by a gunman who calls Peters a homophobic slur before shooting him several times, then making off with his bag. Peters dies o the scene. Police are describing the murder as a hate crime.

June 6, 2019: 23-year-old trans woman Chanel Scurlock is found dead in a filed in Lumberton, NC. after police responded to reports of shots fired in the area.

June 6, 2019: A group of men confront a woman in the parking lot of a Janesville, WI. Wal-mart, yelling racial slurs. When a bystander intervenes, one of the men - 20-year-old Anthony Kreyer - pulls a handgun and threatens both him and the woman.

June 10, 2019: Police arrest 23-year-old Ross Anthony Farca at his mother’s Concord, CA. home after Farca posted online threats to commit a mass murder at an area synagogue. Police seized an assault rifle with 13 magazines, a three-foot sword, ammunition, and books about Hitler and nazis.

June 11, 2019: 20-year-old Tyler Cruse arrives at the home of an elderly HIspanic man in Grand Island, NE. and tries to smash the door in. When the man wakes up and goes around the house to ask what Cruse wants, Cruse brutally assaults him while yelling racial slurs and telling the man that he is not American and does not belong in America.

June 14, 2019: Fort Myers, FL. police raid the home of 40-year-old Joshua John Leff after being tipped off that Leff had made multiple social media posts admonishing his followers to take up arms and murder gay people, Jews, and African-Americans. Police seize handguns and ammunition and charge Leff with several offenses.

June 15, 2019: Christian extremists and white supremacists confront attendees at a Pride event in a city park in Hamilton, Ontario, abusing them with homophobic slurs before attacking them, triggering a massive brawl as event attendees successfully defended themselves.

June 15, 2019: Seven LGBTQ+ teens leaving the Pride parade at Stoke-on-Trent, UK are pursued by a larger mob of about a dozen people shouting homophobic slurs. The teens try to flee in a taxi, but the mob run after and catch up to the taxi, pull the doors open, and begin punching and kicking the passengers.

June 15, 2019: A man parks his car in front of a Washington, DC community center for transgender people, pulls out a gun and threatened some of the transgender youths staying there.

June 15, 2019: 46-year-old Darrell Lee Abbott interrupts a conversation between two strangers on an Iowa City street, telling one of the men "I’m a killer,” “I’m gonna show you I’m a killer,” and “I’ll kill you nigger.” He then walks home and retrieves a large metal pipe, telling his mother “I’m going to kill me a nigger” as he leaves, returning to the two men and beating one of them with the pipe.

June 16, 2019: A gay couple walking along Washington DC’s U-Street corridor are attacked by a mob of at least ten men, shouting homophobic slurs at them and beating them, injuring both men.

June 17, 2019: 22-year-old Brian Clyde, who had previously posted on social media endorsing the “libertarian national socialist green party,” arrives in downtown Dallas wearing a mask & body armor and begins firing at people in a federal courthouse with an assault rifle before being shot and killed by Dallas police.

June 18, 2019: Michal Szewczuk, 19, from Leeds, and Oskar Dunn-Koczorowski, 18, from west London are sentenced for terrorism offenses after running an online propaganda campaign under the group name Sonnenkrieg Division to encourage others to commit violent hate crimes against “race traitors,” Jews, racialized people, women, and babies.

June 18, 2019: 49-year-old Missouri resident Edward Terry is charged with making terrorist threats after emailing the Pride St. Louis organization and threatening to “come to pride fest with my guns to kill every gay person I can before I kill myself.”

June 19, 2019: A Christian church in Renton, WA. is bombed in the second attack in one week, after putting up a display in celebration of Pride month. The culprits left a homophobic message spray-painted on the church.

June 19, 2019: After complaining to her son’s school principal about him being racially taunts and told to “go back to Mexico” by other students at his Planfield, NJ school, 35-year-old mother Beronica Ruiz is attacked one of those students as she walks down the street with her two children. She is beaten unconscious and hospitalized for two days.

June 20, 2019: A Muslim schoolteacher traveling by train to Hooghly, India is confronted by a group of men in his train carriage who demand that he recite Hindu chants. When he refuses, they beat him and push him off of the moving train. The schoolteacher, Hafeez Mohd Sahrukh Haldar, escapes death but is injury in the attack & fall from the train.

June 22, 2019: Two men walking in Liverpool are approached by three teenagers who shout homophobic slurs at them before stabbing both of them.

June 27, 2019: When 25-year-old cab driver Faizal Usman Khan’s taxi breaks down in Kharsawan, India, three men on a motor scooter come upon him and start abusing him with Islamophobic slurs and demand that he recite Hindu chants. When he refuses, they drag him out of his vehicle and beat him unconscious.

June 27, 2019: A hijab-wearing Muslim woman visiting an amusement park in Toronto is confronting by four people who tell her to tell her to “go back to her country” before punching and kicking her and tearing her hijab off.


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May 7, 2019: An orthodox Jewish man walking down the street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is attacked from behind by a man that runs up behind him and punches him in the head before running off.

May 7, 2019: The parents of a refugee family in Enschede, the Netherlands, are beaten with sticks in front of their children in their own home by a large group of racists.

May 10, 2019: 25-year-old Jimtarius Hampton enters a Southaven, MS. Waffle House and immediately begins an argument with a 22-year-old trans woman in the restaurant with her friends. After enduring transphobic insults from Hampton, the woman tries to walk away from him. Hampton draws a firearm and shoots the woman in both legs.

May 10, 2019: After a day at school, 22-year-old Fatoumata Camara boards a Bronx bus when about a dozen passengers begin taunting her with racial, sexist, and Islamophobic slurs. When she exits the bus the group follows and attacks her, leaving her with a broken nose and head injuries before stealing her bag. NYPD arrested three of the attackers but then released them and refused to investigate further until Camara obtained surveillance footage and released it to the media.

May 11, 2019: A man steals a vehicle from a construction site in Edson, Canada, drives it through the town’s courthouse, and then gets out of the vehicle and spray-painted antisemitic graffiti inside of the courthouse.

May 11, 2019: Mena Mangal, a journalist and women’s rights advocate, is shot dead in broad daylight in Kabul, Afghanistan, while she was on her way to work. Just days before, Mangal had said she feared for her life after receiving threats.

May 12, 2019: Arsonists set fire to the Diyanet mosque in New Haven, CT., seriously damaging it.

May 12, 2019: A Vancouver man is approached by two other men who tackle him from behind and kicked him while calling him homophobic slurs.

May 12, 2019: A black man having drinks with his white wife in a bar in Volusia County, FL. is approached by three white men, who make racist and insulting remarks towards him, racist and sexually-abusive remarks to his wife, then began calling him a “nigger” and his wife “a nigger lover,” then attack the man. Warren “Randy” Stratton, Troy Noe, and Noe’s son have all been charged in the attack.

May 14, 2019: The wife of the leader of Helsingborg, Sweden’s Jewish community is stabbed nine times in an anti-Semitic attack, severely wounding her.

May 15, 2019: A 22-year-old Muslim woman boarding a Montréal subway is approached by a man who hits her in the chest and attempts to rip her niqab off of her head before running away.

May 15, 2019: A Palestinian teenager is hospitalized after being attacked by a mob of Jewish teens chanting “Death to Arabs!”

May 16, 2019: Arsonists set fire to two Jewish centers in Arlington, MA., which were also the homes of two rabbis and their families.

May 16, 2019: 52-year-old Nayeem Shah is driving cattle in his vehicle when he is intercepted by at least six people in Bhaderwah, India. The mob shoots Shah dead and seriously wounds his passenger, Zahoor Ahmed.

May 18, 2019: 23-year-old transgender woman Muhlaysia Booker, who was beaten in the street by a mob six weeks prior, is found shot to death on a Dallas road.

May 18, 2019: A journalist covering a Blieburg, Austria memorial service commemorating the surrender of Croatian fascists in WW2 is attacked by the participants, who spit on him, punch him, and kick him.

May 19, 2019: 29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes - a former paratrooper who holds Islamophobic, extreme-right political views - greets police responding to a domestic disturbance call in an Auburn, AL. trailer park wearing body armor & camouflage & begins shooting at the police, killing one and wounding two others.

May 19, 2019: An arsonist attempts to set a synagogue in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago on fire by hurling three Molotov cocktails at the building.

May 19, 2019: Michelle “Tamika” Washington, a 40-year-old trans woman in Philadelphia, is shot dead. Police charge 28-year-old Troy Bailey with the murder.

May 19, 2019: 27-year-old Brandyn Hernandez sends the Islamic Center of Greater Miami-Masjid Miami Gardens a series of threats of facebook, indicating that he intends to send the center on fire and “kill Muslims one by one.” Police file hate crimes & other charges against Hernandez.

May 22, 2019: An 18-year-old Muslim woman walking down the street in Lincoln, NE. is accosted by two men, who make Islamophobic remarks to her before beating her to the ground and kicking her, leaving her with injuries to her leg, forearms, and face that are treated in hospital.

May 24, 2019: Six men in Seoni, India arm themselves with clubs and attack three Muslim teens, beating them mercilessly and forcing one of the teenagers to beat his girlfriend with a club. The attackers film their assault and post it on social media.

May 24, 2019: 33-year-old Charles Patton, upon seeing a house in Soulard, MO. displaying a gay pride flag, runs up to the home screaming homophobic slurs before kicking in the front doors and telling the residents that he is “going to slit your throats!”

May 25, 2019: Two gay men and a transgender woman are shot and killed in their east Detroit home; two others are injured in the attack. 18-year-old Devon Robinson is charged with the murders.

May 26, 2019: Mohammed Qasim is stopped in the street in Begusarai, India by a man and asked his name. When he answers and the man realizes he is Muslim, he produces a gun and shoots Qasim, wounding him. Qasim manages to escape with his assailant, Rajiv Yadav, is reloading his weapon. The police take Qasim to the hospital for treatment but fail to arrest Yadav for the attack.

May 26, 2019: A 25-year-old Muslim man returning home from his mosque is attacked by four men in Gurgaon, India. They demand he take off his Muslim skull cap and demand he repeat Hindu chants. When he refuses, they beat him with a baton.

May 27, 2019: As he is walking home in Morgantown, WV., Jared Rote - a black, gay man and drag performer - is assaulted from behind by three attackers. "This is what you get!“ they tell Rote as they punch and kick him. Rote is hospitalized as a result of the injuries he sustains.


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April 27, 2019: Arsonists attempt to burn down the homes of two socialist politicians in Solothurn, Swizterland by starting fires in their mail boxes.

April 27, 2019: Cody Morse is standing outside of a Hattiesburg, MS. bar when two men run at him and begin punching him in the head - one while holding keys in his hand - and then assault and injure a woman who attempts to intervene. Morse, who was left with multiple contusions and lacerations on his face, believes he was targeted because he is gay.

April 27, 2019: A 23-year-old trans woman is followed out of a Denver, CO. bar by two men who start harassing her, then attack her, punching her several times in the face and breaking her jaw in three places and causing possible permanent nerve damage to the right side of her face.

April 28, 2019: An arsonist attempts to burn down the African-American New Hope Baptist Church in St. Paul, MN.

April 30, 2019: 43-year-old Adelaide, Australia resident Aaron Ellis - a self-proclaimed Islamophobe and ultra-nationalist - is arrested after police raid his home and discover pipe bomb materials and homemade explosive chemicals in a fridge inside a shed.

April 30, 2019: Two Christian extremists set up a booth and PA system in the heart of Toronto’s Gay Village and begin preaching homophobic hate speech & attempting to pass out anti-LGBTQ+ pamphlets. As a crowd gathers and tensions escalate for over an hour until the religious extremists assault two people, bloodying one and injuring the other badly enough to require hospitalization.

May 1, 2019: Joey Gibson and about 15 far-right supporters arrive at a bar in Portland hosting a May Day event. They proceed to pepper spray attendees, then challenge people to fight. When bar patrons rally to defend themselves Ian Kramer, one of Gibson’s group, clubs a woman over the head with a baton, knocking her unconscious and fracturing her vertebrae before the group runs away.

May 1, 2019: An Indian student studying in Rome was attacked by 5 or 6 young people while on his delivery job. They hit him with rocks and eggs while yelling racist insults. The student is nearly blinded in one eye.

May 2, 2019: Stephen “Tommy Robinson” Yaxley-Lennon and his supporters attack a group of anti-fascist women on the streets of Warrington, UK, breaking one woman’s nose.

May 2, 2019: After harassing & threatening his transgender neighbor for months, a man in Campania, Italy attacks her with a cudgel spiked with rusty nails.

May 3, 2019: 52-year-old Johnny Juica-Pena starts an argument with a Muslim man on a commuter train in Morristown, New Jersey over a bathroom and escalates to punching the Muslim man in the face while yelling racist slurs at him. Juica-Pena faces assault and hate crimes charges.

May 4, 2019: A 42-year-old Jewish man is walking down the street in Brookyn, NY when a group of men yelling antisemitic slurs rush at him. The Jewish man is called a “fucking Jew” and punched in the face before the men run off.

May 5, 2019: After decorating the outside of their Monroe, OH. home for the first night of Ramadan, the only Muslim family in an all-white neighborhood are cleaning up after breaking fast when someone fires a gun into their home. One of the bullets narrowly misses one of the daughters of the family.


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April 16, 2019: After threatening to kill an interracial couple the week before and calling the woman in the couple a “nigger lover,” 50-year-old James Descant spots the couple walking to a Metairie, LA. convenience store and attempts to run them over in his pickup truck, seriously injuring the woman.

April 16, 2019: Two young gay people are surrounded by six other young people after leaving a club: “They started slapping, punching and kicking”, says one of the two “first my friend, then me”. They use homophobic insults and threaten to come back and stab them if they tell anyone about the assault.

April 17, 2019: Arsonists set fire to Moscow’s Torat Chaim yeshiva in Moscow just ahead of the Passover meal celebration after spray-painting swastikas on the building. There were about 60 students, rabbis and guests in the building at the time.

April 19, 2019: A child on San Vicente Blvd. in Los Angeles is attacked by a man shouting racial slurs at them while repeatedly kicking them.

April 21, 2019: Eight coordinated suicide bombings, targeting Christian churches, hotels popular with foreigners, and a cinema, kill 253 people and injured a further 500. The attacks are attributed to National Thowheeth Jama'ath, a fascist group with ties to Daesh/ISIS. A further seven people are killed when the wives of one of the suspect detonates a bomb in her home as police are raiding it, killing herself, three police officers, and three of her sons.

April 21, 2019: A 22-year old Czech politician was attacked by two men who used racist insults against him. He had to be treated in hospital for a large cut on his back.

April 22, 2019: As he was attempting to flag down a cab in Liverpool late at night, 32-year-old Jon McMahon is approached from behind by a group of people shouting homophobic slurs at him. Before he can react, they attack him from behind, beating him unconscious and stealing his wallet.

April 22, 2019: Dr. Joanna Malinowska is attacked with pepper-spray by three masked men in Wroclaw, Poland after having given a feminist lecture. The men refer to her as a leftist and make further threats as they attack her.

April 22, 2019: A Muslim woman leaving a Wal-Mart in Milton, Ontario with her four-year-old and two-month-old daughters is approached in the parking lot by another woman who bumps the four-year-old and then immediately starts punching the mother in the face while she tried to shield her children from the attack.

April 23, 2019: 34-year-old war veteran Isaiah Peoples is on his way to deliver food to his Sunnyvale, CA. bible study group when we decides to ram his car into eight pedestrians crossing the street at a crosswalk. Police quickly discover that Peoples, who kept repeating “thank you, Jesus!” immediately after the attack, chose to do so because he believed the pedestrians were Muslims. Several of the victims were severely injured, including a 13-year-old girl who is in a coma.

April 23, 2019: A masked man arrives at the North Austin Muslim Community Center in Austin TX and attempts to set it on fire.

April 25, 2019: Santi Leon Martinez, a 48-year-old registered Republican working at a Goodwill store in Denver, CO., confronts an anti-fascist who is removing neo-nazi Patriot Front stickers from a streetpole outside the store. After a brief discussion during which Martinez states that “maybe some people deserve to be in concentration camps,” he produces a large folding knife and chases the anti-fascist down the street, stabbing him five times. The anti-fascist nearly dies from blood loss.

April 26, 2019: FBI arrests Army veteran Mark Steven Domingo for plotting to bomb a white supremacist rally in Huntington Beach, CA. The FBI alleges that Domingo is a “violent jihadist” who has pledged allegiance to Daesh/ISIS and had previously considered attacking a synagogue.

April 26, 2019: At a Cronulla, Australia rally for racist politician Fraser Anning, a 19-year-old Anning supporter threatens a TV journalist and then attacks her photographer when he intervenes.

April 26, 2019: Gunmen on motorbikes attack a Protestant church in Djibo, Burkina Faso, killing six Christians.

April 27, 2019: 19-year-old white supremacist John Earnest enters a San Diego synagogue and opens fire on worshippers, injuring three people and killing one. After turning himself into police, Earnest also confesses to attempting to burn down a mosque in Escondid, CA. the month before.


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April 6, 2019: Emmit Davis, a transgender man in Colorado Springs, Co,, is sitting on the porch of his home with his partner when three men passing by jump over their fence and begin verbally abusing them with homophobic and racist slurs, then attack Davis, leaving him with facial injuries.

April 6, 2019: A drunk father and son walking their dog yelled insults and punched a 15-year old Muslim boy in Waddinxveen, Netherlands, who fled into the mosque. The drunk father followed him and angrily pounded on the door. Several men, including the elderly chairman of the mosque came outside trying to calm the man down, who yelled racist slurs at them before punching the elderly chairman in the face. Two more men were injured in the fight that followed.

April 7, 2019: After an event by far-right party AfD in Köln that was completely outnumbered by counter-protesters, a car carrying two people who were present at the AfD event deliberately drives into a group of counter-protesters on their way home at a stoplight, injuring one person who ended up on the hood of the car. The car then drove off. The injured victim had to be treated in hospital.

April 7, 2019: In Lipník nad Bečvou, Czech Republic, a brutal assault was committed against three Romani children by an adult man and woman yelling racist insults. The man is said to have punched the children in the chest and face, and eyewitnesses say he even kicked one child in the chest. A 14-year-old boy has been hospitalized with a bruised back and a concussion, while a girl has been hospitalized with an injured thoracic cavity and another 12-year-old girl has been hospitalized with a bruised spine and dislocated nose. Klára Bartošová, a relative of the assaulted boy, told news server that the man had attacked the children because, several days ago, his 16-year-old daughter had an argument with a Romani child. “Those were absolutely different children, though. He just came up and began beating any Romani child he could get his hands on,” she said.

April 8, 2019: An Israeli settler from the illegal settlement of Gush Etzion deliberately rams his car into a Palestinian teenager, critically injuring him before fleeing the scene.

April 8, 2019: Two men attack a Congolese man in Warsaw. They yell racist insults, punch and use pepper spray in the attack. Both men were arrested. One of the perpetrators turned out to have an earlier conviction for giving a fascist salute.

April 9, 2019: An anti-Romani mob attacked and destroyed homes of Romani people in Gabrovo, Bulgaria after a video was posted online of three Romani men fighting employees in a shop. The three men had been arrested and released after 24-hours by the police. This sparked anti-Romani protests by non-Romani residents. The protests then became a riot in which a large mob of non-Romani men vandalized the homes of Romani people, with Romani children still inside in some cases.

April 10 2019: A high school student at an East Brunswick, NJ school attacks a fellow student, who is Muslim, by spitting on her, ripping off her hijab, knocking her to the ground, climbing on top of her and punching her repeatedly in the face. The attacker later brags about the attack on social media, peppering her post with Islamophobic slurs.

April 10, 2019: A university lecturer riding a tram in Warsaw, Poland overhears a fellow passenger speaking in Ukrainian on his cell phone. The lecturer goes over to the man and assaults him.

April 10, 2019: As she is leaving morning prayers at her Milwuakee, WI. mosque, a Muslim woman is assaulted by a stranger who tries to tear off her hijab. When she resists, he throws her to the ground, beats and stabs her. The woman is hospitalized because of her injuries.

April 11, 2019: Osher Band, a 15-year-old transgender girl from Ashkelon, Israel, was hospitalized with a brain injury and organ damage after being attacked by a classmate. Osher hadn’t gone to school for more than six months.The incident that made Osher stop coming to school last summer occurred while she was sitting with some of her classmates. Two boys from her grade began taunting her. Then, “they threw chairs at me, and one of them said that if I stay here, he would stab me, and pulled out a pocketknife,” she said. Since then, she said she has been afraid to leave home. On Thursday April 11, she finally returned to school, but she said had an argument with another girl who chased her, knocked her head around and hit her until she managed to flee and call the police.

April 12, 2019: After being involved in a minor traffic collision in Dallas, Texas, a transgender woman is confronting by a mob of people who stomp and beat her for several minutes while screaming transphobic slurs at her until she manages to escape them. The woman is hospitalized for her injuries.

April 12, 2019: Two members of Italian fascist party CasaPound - one of whom is a Vitarbo city councillor, beat and rape another CasaPound member in a bar frequented by fascists, after telling her to come party with them and getting her drunk. They videotape the rape on their cellphones.

April 13, 2019: Landon McCaa and Tomas Sion Brown invite several people to their Wayne County, MS. home for a party, then suckerpunch and attack party guest Trevor Gray, breaking his jaw in two places as they yell homophobic slurs at him, after they mistakenly assumed he was gay.

April 13, 2019: A trans woman in Dallas, TX. is stabbed multiple times.


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March 16, 2019: A hijab-wearing Muslim woman standing outside of her mother’s home in Brooklyn when a strange man rushes at her from across the street, attempts to trip her, then kicks her in her right leg before walking away.

March 16, 2019: A mob of at least 20 people attack a van in Colombes, France occupied by two Roma, injuring both of them.

March 17, 2019: Two days after the terrorist attack in Christchurch, NZ., a fourteen-year-old boy threatens a Victoria, Australia mosque online, claiming he will “be visting (sic) this mosque and kill as many invaders as i can in the time i get. I will then shoot myself in front of police.”

March 17, 2019: A 16-year-old biracial boy is walking home from a Leesburg, FL. convenience store with his 12-year-old sister when they encounter two men who call them “niggers,” demand that they leave the area, and fire a gun at them. James Robert Reidnauer and Brent Van Besien face charges from the incident. Reidnauer was previously arrested in 2016 for the domestic abuse of a disabled adult.

March 17, 2019: The FBI arrests 22-year-old New York resident Thomas Alonzo Bolin for plotting a terrorist attack. Bolin, a Greek immigrant who managed and was active on several white supremacist facebook groups, was plotting online with his cousin to commit a mass shooting of Muslims in Baltimore. Bolin told FBI agents in an interview that he wanted Muslims out of the country because they were “contributing to a corruption of his culture.” Agents seized a mask and shotgun from his rented room.

March 18, 2019: A man walking his dog in Berlin, Germany, insults two women for wearing headscarves. When they respond he punches one of the women, who is pregnant, in the stomach. She had to be treated in the hospital for her injuries.

March 21, 2019: 55-year-old Patrick W. Carlineo, Jr. decides to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racism by calling the offices of Rep. Ilhan Omar to threaten to “put a bullet in her fucking skull” for being Muslim, Carlineo is arrested for threatening to assault and kill Ilhan.

March 21, 2019: Austin Shuffield becomes involved in a Dallas, TX. parking dispute with L’Daijohnique Lee, a 24-year-old black woman. Shuffield approaches Lee with a pistol in his hand, then calls her a “stupid nigger,” knocks her cell phone out of her hand and into the street, and punches her in the head several times until she is knocked out.

March 22, 2019: Description: Two Muslim women in Ukkel, Belgium, were walking to their children’s school and crossing a crosswalk when a driver of a car refused to give them the right of way. He opened his window to yell that he’s a racist and hates women in headscarves, and then drove into one of the women, who had to be treated in the hospital for injuries to her leg.

March 23, 2019: During an unauthorised march of around a hundred fascists of Forza Nuova in Prato, Italy a group of fascists targeted a young man who was sitting on the fountain’s edge in the gardens and filming their passage with his mobile phone, by violently throwing him to the ground and hitting him with kicks and punches.

March 24, 2019: An arsonist sets fire to a mosque in Escondido, California, while seven people are inside, leaving a note behind referencing the mass murder/white supremacist terror attack at another mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand earlier in the month. A month later it’s revealed that the culprit is 19-year-old John Earnest, after Earnest enters a San Diego synagogue with an AR-15 and shoots four worshippers, killing one.

March 24, 2019: A member of far-right group Soldiers of Odin attempts to assault Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini at a farmers market in Vantaa, Finland. The attacker is overpowered by security before he can hit Soini.

March 25, 2019: A mob of at least 50 people, armed with clubs and knives, descend on a Roma encampment in Bobigny, France, setting fire to several vans Roma people were living in. Police arrest 20 of the mob.

March 25, 2019: A violent mob chases a group of Roma through the streets of Clichy-sous-Bois, France, only stopping when the Roma take refuge from them in a supermarket.

March 27 - April 4, 2019: In the course of one week, three predominantly black churches in St. Landry Parish, LA. are completely destroyed in fires investigating authorities are calling “suspicious.” Police arrest 21-year-old Holden Matthews, singer in a “black metal” band, self-professed worshipper of the white supremacist Asatru religious cult, and the son of a police deputy.

March 29, 2019: A man wearing a MAGA hat and shouting homophobic abuse approaches a group of people outside of a roller rink hosting an LGBTQ+ event. When one of the event-goers confronts him, the man produces a sword and slashes them, leaving his victim bleeding profusely as he runs away.

March 29, 2019: The offices and archives of the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market Tennessee burn to the ground overnight in a mysterious fire. A fascist symbol adopted by local members of the white supremacist Traditionalist Workers Party are found on-site.

March 30, 2019: A 25-year old Muslim woman is verbally abused by an elderly woman in Vienna, Austria, when the old woman spots her at a metro station. She spits at the victim and tells her the fascist party “FPÖ will get rid of all of you”. When the Muslim woman confronts her the old woman produces a sharp object and threatens to stab her.

March 30, 2019: Three teenaged boys verbally abuse a transgender teenager in Essex, UK, before one of the boys produces a knife and slashes the transgender teen in the face, causing injuries severe enough to require hospitalization.

March 30, 2019: 27-year-old trans woman Ashanti Carmon is shot dead in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

March 31, 2019: Racist & transphobic far-right gang “The Hiwaymen” arrive at the Arkansas state capitol and attack attendees at an event to mark the Trans Day of Visibility, punching and kicking them on the steps of the capitol building, injuring at least one person.

March 31, 2019: During a rally against Algeria’s then-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Paris, France, 31-year old transgender woman Julia was insulted with transphobic slurs and attacked with punches and kicks by three men as she made her way through the crowd.

April 1, 2019: Jaswinder Singh, a Sikh cab driver in New York City, is berated by a racist passenger mocking his race and religion who then pulls out a knife and slashes Singh’s throat, nearly killing him.

April 3, 2019: Four members of fascist youth group Blocco Studentesco have been arrested for their attempt to poison a fifth member of the fascist group using Ricin in 2018 in Turin. Italy.

April 4, 2019: A 24-year-old man walking near Brooklyn’s Prospect Park is approached by another man yelling anti-gay slurs at him. The first man is then punched before his assailant runs away.

April 5, 2019: A man in Bourdon, France said he stabbed his neighbor because he “wanted to kill a Jew.” The 58-year-old victim was stabbed 15 times in his abdomen and face. He was injured in the liver and gallbladder and underwent surgery. He was saved by a friend who was with him at the time of the assault, and came between the victim and the attacker.


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March 2, 2019: Neo- nazis of the Identitäre Bewegung assault two young women and a man in front of their Halle, Germany headquarters, beating them and attacking them with pepper spray. All three were hospitalized as a result of their injuries.

March 3, 2019: A 65-year-old Jewish woman is returning to her home in Bamberg, Germany when someone comes up from behind her and douses her with acid, seriously burning her.

March 6, 2019: Members of the extreme right Vishwa Hindu Dal group attack two Kashmiri dried fruit sellers, beating them with clubs.

March 7, 2019: Nine fascists in Ferrol, Italy attack three friends who are walking home after recognizing them as leftist activists. A 40-year old ends up in hospital with a fractured skull.

March 8-9, 2019: A 37-year-old woman goes on a spree of pepper spray attacks, exclusively targeting white pedestrians and using racist language in at least two of the attacks. At least eight people are injured in the attacks. NYPD file hate crime charges against the assailant.

March 10, 2019: Four neo-nazis chase a 23-year-old gay man through the streets of Leon, Spain, beating him to the ground when they catch up to him and stabbing him repeatedly in the neck. The man is rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

March 10, 2019: Police raid a militia meeting near Dorfmark, Germany, recovering a machine gun, a submachine gun, other weapons, and nazi artifacts.

March 11, 2019: Over a hundred racist youth in Urk, the Netherlands invade the home of a family of Moroccan background, looking to beat up their son. In the attack they also beat the mother and daughter of the family, all while chanting the name of Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders.

March 13, 2019: A black man got into a tram in Ukkel, Belgium, when another man starts verbally harassing him, calling him a monkey and saying that he wants black people gone. When the victim confronted the man he was threatened, pushed and shoved by the racist, after which the tram driver helped the man to safety.

March 15, 2019: 28-year-old Australian man and white supremacist Brenton Tarrant, armed with an assault rifle and shotgun decorated with neo-nazi symbols, opens fire on worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 50 people and injuring 19 others. Tarrant, who live-streamed the mass murder, leaves behind a 74-page manifesto in which he describes the attack as a terrorist act against “mass migration,” designed to “incite violence” against Muslims.

March 15, 2019: Three men drive by an east end London mosque shouting racist & Islamophobic abuse. When some of the worshippers there respond, the men climb out of their car and attack the worshippers with a baton and a hammer. One of the worshippers sustains a head injury in the attack.

March 15, 2019 A peaceful protest outside a meeting of Dutch fascist party FvD in Maastricht, the Netherlands, is attacked by a group of ten people. One protester is injured on his hand and a megaphone is smashed. The attack is quickly repelled, allowing the protest to continue.

March 16, 2019: 50-year-old Vincent Fuller dons a mask and walks down the street in Surrey, UK swinging a baseball bat and a large knife, shouting “white supremacy,” “kill all Muslims,” and racial slurs. He then stabs a 19-year-old man in a Tesco parking lot. Fuller is charged with attempted murder and hate crimes.


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February 20, 2019: Fascist activists of the youth group of CasaPound, Blocco Studentesco, were leafleting at Benedetto Da Norcia high school in Rome, Italy. When a student folded the leaflet to put it in his pocket the fascists thought he was ripping it up and beat him to the ground, also attacking the girl he was with.

February 20, 2019: A 12-year-old Egyptian boy is physically attacked in the streets of Portuense, Rome, Italy.

February 21, 2019: A 29-year-old man screams racial slurs at an 11-year-old Roma boy on a subway in Rome, Italy before stabbing him in the head.

February 23, 2019: At a hockey game in Saint-Jerome, Canada between the Jonquiere Marquis and the St. Jerome Petroliers du Nord, Marquis player Jonathan-Ismael Diaby was targeted by racist opposing fans, who taunted him and his family and forced them to leave the game early. When Diaby, who is black, was sent to the penalty box in the first period, the so-called ‘fans’ began shouting racist insults. They also harassed Diaby’s family, with several people crowding around them, pushing and hitting his father and pouring beer on his girlfriend.

February 23, 2019: 22-year-old Antonio Valdez randomly attacks a 67-year-old Korean man in Santa Rosa, CA. While assaulting and robbing him, Valdez demands that the man tell him his citizenship. Valdez faces hate crime charges.

February 23, 2019: A middle-aged couple follow a Muslim woman into a Kettering, OH. grocery store, screaming ethnic and racial slurs at her. The woman tries to ignore them and while she is reaching for a gallon of milk, the man in the couple shoves her into the display.

March 2, 2019: Four gay men are injured in three separate mob beatings that take place during and around Sydney’s LGBTQ+ Mardi Gras parade & events.

March 2, 2019: A 60-year old women and Thai immigrant tending bar in Pordenone, Italy is assaulted by a male customer, yelling things like “Salvini is right” and “Go back to your own country.”

March 2, 2019: A group of eight neo-nazis in Leipzig, Germany harass a 22-year old African man on a tram, and attack him as he leaves, leaving him badly injured.


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February 14, 2019: After enduring weeks of racist abuse by her neighbors, a mixed-race Italian woman is punched and kicked as her neighbor yells racist slurs at her and tells her to “go back to her country.”

February 15, 2019: Two assailants smash out the plate glass window of a Brooklyn synagogue while 15 people were inside.

February 15, 2019: A 49-year-old white supremacist and Coast Guard lieutenant Christopher Paul Hasson is arrested in his Silver Spring, MD. home on guns and drugs charges. Police recover 15 firearms, over 1000 rounds of ammunition, steroids, human growth hormone, and a “hit list” containing the names of prominent Democrat politicians and journalists from CNN and MSNBC. Prosecutors have also obtained emails Hasson wrote to neo-nazi groups and allege that Hasson was using the manifesto of Norwegian white supremacist terrorist Anders Breivik as a model for his own plans.

February 16, 2019: A group of men in downtown Salt Lake City are approached by a man berating them with homophobic slurs. When one of the group begins recording the man on his phone, the man punches him in the head.

February 16, 2019: 33-year-old Dustin Passarelli escalates a Carmel, IN. traffic disagreement with four foreign-born American citizens by shouting xenophobic and Islamophobic slurs at them. When Passarelli draws a pistol, one of the four, 33-year-old Mustafa Ayoubi, begins running. Passarelli shoots Ayoubi in the back several times, killing him.

February 18, 2019: Five drunk Polish men in Stoke-On-Trent, UK were arrested after attacking a Muslim security guard and two others, kicking and punching them while yelling that the Polish would remove Muslims from the country.

February 18, 2019: Four young men in Wolow, Poland beat up an Egyptian man who was walking home after work, because of his nationality and skin color, injuring the man’s arm and knee.

February 19, 2019: Maajid Nawaz, who has publicly defended white supremacists, is called a “fucking Paki” while outside London’s Soho Theatre and punched in the face by an unknown assailant, who runs away after the attack.

February 20, 2019: A 47-year old Ivorian woman who has been living in Italy for 30 years is attacked by a group of men and women in the city of Bari, who yell racist insults at her while she is walking home from work in the afternoon on a busy street, then begin punching and kicking her. None of the bystanders come to the victim’s aid.


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February 7, 2019: A woman from Dominica is riding the escalator in a Rome, Italy subway station when two men yell racial slurs at her. When she reacts, they punch her repeatedly in her face. One man is charged while the woman is treated in hospital for her injuries.

February 8, 2019: Ndudzu Prosper, a 26-year-old Zimbabwean studying in Annaba, Algeria is confronted by three men who attack him with clubs and knives, stabbing him to death. The assailants denied the police theory that they were attempting to rob Prosper, telling the police they were calling him racist names before they attacked him.

February 8, 2019: A trans woman named Lolita is hacked to death in a machete attack in El Salvador.

February 9, 2019: Assil Belalta, a 21-year-old medical student in Algiers, Algeria, is found stabbed to death in his dorm room. His killers left behind a homophobic message scrawled on the wall of Belaita’s room in his own blood.

February 9, 2019: A man in Berlin approaches two Syrian girls (15 and 16 years old) while they were talking to each other. The stranger racially abuses the girls, then punches both of them several times in the face before fleeing. The two girls suffered facial injuries.

February 10, 2019: Galia Petkova, a gay woman in Sofia, Bulgaria, is walking through the city when a man begins following her, before punching her in the face and warning her not to be seen in public again. Petkova loses two of her teeth in the homophobic attack.

February 10, 2019: Mattia Casciani, defender with the Italian football team Borznese, violently attacks an opposing player and then his own team mate with punches, kicks, and a litany of racist slurs at the end of the match with Real San Prospero.

February 10, 2019: Three men are attacked by a group of five bigots as they exit a gay bar in Bordeaux, France. One of the men suffers serious facial injuries and has to be treated in the hospital.

February 13, 2019: John Crain walks into a Marysville, CA. 7-11 and throws hot coffee in the face of the Sikh store clerk. Upon arrest, Crain tells police he did it because he “hates Muslims.”


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February 2019: An Italian of Brazilian descent and his girlfriend at accosted by four teeangers in Reggio Calabria, Italy, who shout racist slurs that the couple before assaulting the man and stealing his phone. The couple take refuge in a pharmacy but their four attackers wait outside, shouting racial abuse until police arrive and arrest them.

February 2, 2019: A 27-year-old man and his 54-year-old father confront two Afghan refugees at an S-bahn station in Berlin, insulting and beating them.

February 4, 2019: A 25-year-old man of Indian descent is waiting for a tram in Dresden, Germany when another man pops out of a door, shouts at him and punches him in the face before fleeing.

February 5, 2019: As a 19-year-old Gambian man walks out of his workplace in Syracuse, Italy, a man waving a knife confronts him, calling him a “black bastard,” threatening to kill him and then chasing him. Police intervene before the attacker can make good on his threat.

February 6, 2019: An 18-year-old woman on her way to work in Corsenza, Italy witnesses two men beating a migrant in the street. When she attempts to intervene, the two men turn on her and assault her.

February 6, 2019: Two Cuban women on a bus in Brescia, Italy are racially abused by another woman, who then assaults them and tries to steal one of their purses before bystanders intervene. Both Cuban women sustain injuries in the attack.

February 6, 2019: An 18-year-old German in Mühlhausen, Germany racially insults a 19-year-old refugee from Syria and then tries to stab him with a jackknife. The refugee is able to parry the attack and take the knife from the attacker.

February 7, 2019: Two Indonesian students in Canberra, Australia are waiting for a bus when two people began harassing them for their dress and headscarves. The two students attempt to ignore the harassers, who escalate to punching the women in the head before running off.

February 7, 2019: A 26-year-old German attacked an asylum-seeker from Iran on the street in Zittau, Germany. First, he is said to have insulted the injured racially. Then he hit him with a bottle on the back of the head, splitting his head open.