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Anti-Muslim Incidents at U.S. Mosques Surged Last Year

posted on June 21, 2016

Matt Rocheleau of the Boston Globe writes, “Anti-Muslim incidents at mosques in the United States surged last year, according to a new report that blames the trend on backlash from terrorist attacks and the rhetoric of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.” The study, conducted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Center for Race and Gender at University of California Berkeley, found that there were nearly 80 of these incidents in 2015, up from 20 in 2014. Rocheleau writes, “There were 17 incidents recorded in both November and December 2015, which were the highest single-month totals ever recorded.”

Read at Boston Globe