Report Shows Rise in Anti-Muslim Incidents

Status of Muslim Civil Rights in the United States 2009: Seeking Full Inclusion

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) just released its annual report which shows an increase in the number of bias-related incidents, but a decrease in anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2008. In addition to summarizing the year’s incidents of anti-Muslim violence, discrimination, and harassment, the report also examines rhetoric in the 2008 presidential election, watch lists, surveillance of mosques, and new guidelines enacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation allowing religious and ethnic profiling.

Examining the attitudes and opinions of Muslim Americans, a 2007 Pew Research Center report Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream found that most Muslim Americans are “largely assimilated, happy with their lives, and moderate with respect to many of the issues that have divided Muslims and Westerners around the world.”

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  1. […] Report Shows Rise in Anti-Muslim Incidents (via Big Bear Observation Post) Status of Muslim Civil Rights in the United States 2009: Seeking Full Inclusion The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) just released its annual report which shows an increase in the number of bias-related incidents, but a decrease in anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2008. In addition to summarizing the year’s incidents of anti-Muslim violence, discrimination, and harassment, the report also examines rhetoric in the 2008 presidential election, … Read More […]

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