The rise in bombing incidents at religious facilities is quite alarming. A law like this may deter people from committing more incidents like this. Even this doesn't deter them than the penalties will help insure that the people responsible, if caught, will be put away for a long time. Hate crimes in the U.S. have been on the rise and are frequently linked to extremism and mental illness, two issues that seem to be critically under addressed in a lot of different settings in this society. This needs to be addressed more aggressively. This law should dissuade some people, who are less strongly willed from committing incidents like this.