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Is Beard Cutting a Hate Crime?

Donald Kraybill | Posted 10.27.2014 | Religion
Donald Kraybill

Did Congress intend for the hate crimes statute to cover religiously motivated violence within a religious group? Does beard cutting, as temporary disfigurement, qualify as a form of bodily injury for a hate crime victim?

Amish Couple Charged In Hair Cutting Attacks Return To Life After Prison

Reuters | Kim Palmer | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - Amish farmer Raymond Miller developed a taste for Mountain Dew soda, got his GED, and wonders if he should get a pool table after learning...

Bishop Was 'Amish Dr. Ruth' Before Beard-Cutting Attacks

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.06.2012 | Crime

Blessed with a heavenly singing voice and unfazed by tough inmates, the Amish bishop convicted of hate crimes against other Amish said he's won the re...

Ben Muessig

WATCH: 4 Arrested In Amish Beard-Cutting Attacks | Ben Muessig | Posted 12.10.2011 | Crime

After several Amish people were held down against their will and given unwanted haircuts, police have arrested four members of a rival Amish group. ...