Anti-Muslim hate crimes spiked 91% within first half of 2017,…

Anti-Muslim hate crimes spiked 91% within first half of 2017, new report says

  • On Monday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations released a new report detailing a 91% increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes within the first six months of 2017 compared to the same time period in 2016.
  • According to the civil rights group, 2016 was the worst year recorded for anti-Muslim hate crimes since it began documenting incidents in 2013. 
  • The new report also found that anti-Muslim bias incidents rose 24% compared to that same time period in 2016. Read more. (7/18/2017 6:00 PM)