The incident began when the man started shouting ethnic and religious slurs at two women who appeared to be Muslim on an Oregon train.
"The state of affairs for international religious freedom is worsening," according to a U.S. government body.
An Iranian-American was targeted for being a Muslim despite being of the Bahá'í faith.
President Trump has "unleashed right-wing hate in this country in a way that is difficult to remember," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
According to the bureau, incidents have increased 67 percent in one year.
Representative Don Beyer unveiled the Freedom of Religion Act of 2016 on Wednesday, with support from fellow legislators and religious organizations.
The president will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore Wednesday to meet with community leaders and give remarks.
Hateful rhetoric and discriminatory policies threaten the safety of Muslims in the United States.
Hate crimes in America declined by 8 percent across the board in 2014—yet for Muslims in the U.S., such offenses rose by 14 percent, according to an annual report from the FBI.
"We have a problem in this country. It's called Muslims," the questioner said.
The news came just as supporters of PEGIDA staged a march in another the east German city, Leipzig.
Interfaith groups said the group, Britain First, was trying to provoke Muslims.
The grass-roots anti-Muslim movement has rapidly gained popularity and attracted condemnation from leaders
This week Merkel's conservatives debated banning the burka, the full body covering worn by some Muslim women
Report gives detailed accounts of harassment by pro-Russian militias of Ukrainian media, anti-Russian activists and Muslim minorities
Foley's family protested the use of his image in ads by the American Freedom Defense Initiative
Ads to end the "denial" and "willful ignorance" of the jihadist threat are criticized as anti-Muslim, hateful