Council On American-Islamic Relations News
US Muslims Concerned That 'Few False Reports' of Hate Crimes Will 'Unfairly Discredit' Real Ones
After two reports of anti-Muslim hate crimes were determined to be fake by authorities this month, the Muslim community is concerned that these "few false reports" are going to "unfairly discredit and delegitimize the dozens of real anti-Muslim hate crimes and instances Islamophobia out there,"
Activists Call for Weekend of Supporting Muslim-Owned Shops
An activist group in Maine's largest city says hundreds of people are participating in its drive to get residents to support Muslim-owned businesses in a show of solidarity against Islamophobia
'You Belong': Man Offers Message of Support to Muslim Community
"You belong. Stay strong. Be blessed. We are one America." That's the message on a sign that a man named Justin Normand recently held outside of the Islamic Center of Irving in Texas. The gesture has warmed the hearts of many members of the center's mosque and thousands more across the country,
Donald Trump National Security Adviser Mike Flynn Has Called Islam 'a Cancer'
The man whom President-elect Donald Trump picked as his national security adviser has said he doesn’t believe that all cultures are “morally equivalent” and once described Islam as "a cancer," comments that have many in the Muslim community worried about what his new job might mean for them.
Over 400 Reports of Hateful Harassment and Intimidation Post-Election, SPLC Says
There have been more than 400 reports of hate-based intimidation and harassment since Election Day , according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The civil rights organization tallied 437 incidents nationwide through Monday evening, based on direct submissions and reports on social media
Muslim-Americans Say Donald Trump's Election Shows Need to Learn From US Civil Rights Struggles
A Muslim woman in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was allegedly threatened by a man who said he would set her on fire with a lighter if she didn’t remove her hijab. Another Muslim woman in Columbus, Ohio, reported to police that a man verbally attacked her and her family while they were stopped at a traffic
Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Up 67 Percent, FBI Says
Hate crimes in the United States ticked back up in 2015, after a 20-year low the year before, fueled in part by a 67 percent increase in crimes against Muslims, according to an FBI report released today. Crimes against religious groups overall were up by 23 percent since 2014 and anti-black, white
Hate Speech, Muslim Groups Decry Trump's Newly Appointed Chief Strategist
Two hate speech watchdogs and the Council on American-Islamic Relations criticized President-elect Donald Trump 's pick for one of his top administration posts. In an announcement on Sunday, Trump named Breitbart News executive Stephen Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor to the
Muslim Student Who Reported Trump-Inspired Attack Admits She Made It Up, Police Say
A Muslim woman in Louisiana who told police she was attacked with a metal object and robbed of her headscarf and wallet by two men wearing Donald Trump clothing just hours after Trump was elected president admitted to police today that she made it up, Lafayette police told ABC News. “She made up