Tuesday, April 24, 2018

US Hate Crimes against Muslims Up 15% in 2017; Report:Trump's "Anti-Muslim Rhetoric" a Reason

A report released yesterday by the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) shows that hate crimes targeting American Muslims increased by 15 percent nationwide in 2017 compared to the previous year, the Religion News website reports today (April 24, 2018).

The report -- titled "Targeted" -- contains statistics about hate crimes, as well as discrimination against Muslims in workplaces, schools, neighborhoods, and airports.

It criticizes the Trump administration's travel ban, which keeps out visitors from Muslim-majority countries.

It also cites Trump's "anti-Muslim rhetoric" as a contributor to the hate crimes.

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