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American Muslims Experienced 50% Jump in Hate Crimes, Report Says

by Dave Reynolds

May 13, 2005 – A report released Wednesday reveals that the rate of reported hate crimes against American Muslims increased last year to the highest level since the September 2001 terrorist attacks.

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) states in a report entitled "Unequal Protection," that it processed 1,522 separate reports of harassment, violence and discrimination against Muslims during the 2004 calendar year, compared to 1,019 in the year 2003 – an increase of nearly 50 percent.

Additionally, CAIR received 141 reports of what it called "actual and potential violent anti-Muslim hate crimes," compared to 93 the previous year, representing a 52 percent increase.

Just ten states accounted for nearly 80 percent of all anti-Muslim incidents reported last year, led by California, New York, and Arizona, the report indicated.

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