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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?

FBI Arrests Alleged Ringleader And Six Others In Amish Beard Cutting Case

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and JOHN SEEWER | Posted 01.23.2012 | Crime

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — The leader of a breakaway Amish group allowed the beatings of those who disobeyed him, made some members sleep in a chicken ...

Amish Man's Beard Cut In Another Ohio Attack: Sheriff

AP | Posted 01.11.2012 | Crime

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — An elderly Amish man was attacked by his own son, who a sheriff said cut the man's hair and beard in the latest incident in...