Muslim advocacy group says Islamophobic incidents hit 27-year high in 2021

Posted on AllSides April 25th, 2022
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Reports of Anti-Muslim or Islamophobic incidents were up 9% last year over 2020 figures to a 27-year high of 6,720 cases, according to an annual report released Monday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

CAIR cofounder and executive director Nihad Awad told a news conference that the District-based advocacy group’s report, titled “Still Suspect: The Impact of Structural Islamophobia,” indicates that “Islamophobia has become mainstream in America. It made its way into the government institutions and public sphere through laws, policies, political rhetoric and other manifestations.”

Mr. Awad said the...

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