Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Islamophobia surged in 2016

The number of anti-Islam bias incidents in the United States saw a dramatic rise last year, according to a Muslim advocacy group.
A report published by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Tuesday found 2,213 such incidents in 2016, a 57 percent increase from 2015. Incidents increased 5 percent from 2014 to 2015.
"The report simply punctuates what we already knew: that prejudice in America has seen a resurgence in the last couple of years," said Corey Saylor, director of the Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia at CAIR and the primary author of the report.
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