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Report: Attacks on Mosques in U.S. Reach Record High with 78 Last Year

HeadlineJun 21, 2016

Attacks on mosques in the United States have reached a record high. The Council on American-Islamic Relations and UC Berkeley recorded 78 attacks on mosques last year, the highest since the monitoring began in 2009. CAIR’s Corey Saylor outlined the findings.

Corey Saylor: “The last time we had a really intense cycle of anti-mosque incidents was in 2010 during the national controversy over Park51, the ground zero mosque. That was characterized by attempts to stop mosque construction and expansion, what we call zoning incidents. This time around it has a much more violent tenor to it, and we see a lot more acts of intimidation targeting mosques. Of those 78 incidents, 34 of them occurred in November and December of last year, which many of us consider to be one of the worst periods of anti-Islam sentiment.”

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