Fear of Islam on Rise in US, Says CAIR Report


FEAR OF ISLAM ON RISE IN US, SAYS CAIR REPORT

WASHINGTON, 17 June 2007 - A prominent US Islamic civil rights group has released a study showing a significant increase in the total number of complaints of anti-Muslim bias in the United States between 2004 and 2005. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations report blamed the trend of anti-Muslim bias including hate crimes, discrimination, and harassment on lingering animosity toward Muslims and a growing use of anti-Muslim rhetoric by some political, religious and media figures.

 


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