Friday, May 06, 2016

Rise in hate crimes & murder of Muslims in the U.S.

"The report cites 180 reported incidents of anti-Muslim violence during the period between March 2015 to March 2016. Among these were 12 murders; 34 physical assaults; 56 acts of vandalisms or destruction of property; 9 arsons; and 8 shootings and bombings. Among the incidents noted were the murders of three university students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the murder of an Iranian-American in California student by a white supremacist, and a road-rage incident in Houston in which a Palestinian-American man was killed by a man who told him to “go back to Islam.” "