Counter-Islamophobia Project

iSLAMOPHOBIC ORGANIZATIONS

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Individuals who possess a history of crafting, promoting or using anti-Muslim or anti-Islam sentiment.

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In its third quarter data update on anti-Muslim bias incidents in 2017, the Council on American-Islamic Relations has documented that the overall number of anti-Muslim bias incidents is down as compared to the second quarter. However, bias incidents as a whole have risen 9 percent in the first three quarters of 2017 as compared to the first three quarters of 2016. The number of hate crimes within the year have remained relatively

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ACT for America has a prejudice problem. Founder Brigitte Gabriel believes that, “America is at stage two Islamic Cancer.” She also argues that “every practicing Muslim is a radical Muslim,” a Muslim “cannot be a loyal citizen of the United States,” and that Arabs “have no soul.”

On June 10, 2017, at a series of rallies across the U.S. ACT tried to pivot from Islam being a

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Highlights for the Third Quarter of 2017

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TOTAL RECORDED INCIDENTS

Anti - Muslim Bias Incidents 48%
Other Incidents 52%
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TOP INCIDENT LOCATION

Air/Bus/Train Terminal
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TOP TRIGGER FACTOR

Ethnicity/National Origin
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TOP TYPE OF ABUSE

Hate Crimes

Civil Rights Data Quarter Three Update: Anti - Muslim Bias Incidents July – August 2017

For the third quarter of 2017, from July 1 through September 30, CAIR received 753 reports of potential bias incidents.

TOP 5 TYPES OF ABUSE

Hate Crimes
Harassment
Employment
CBP
FBI

TOP 5 TRIGGER FACTORS

Ethnicity/National Origin
Headscarf/Hijab
Perceived as Muslim
Place of Worship
Other Muslim Activity

Civil Rights Report 2017: The Empowerment of Hate

The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Civil Rights Report 2017: The Empowerment of Hate assembles a wealth of data to offer a larger and more comprehensive reflection of the civil rights implications of Islamophobic bias in the United States.

This website is a project of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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