FBI Reports Rise of Hate Crimes against Muslims Post 9/11

November 26, 2002

Source: The Denver Post

On November 26, 2002 The Denver Post reported that "an increase in hate crimes against Colorado Muslims in 2001  mirrored the sharp rise nationwide in hate crimes against people of the Islamic faith. Seventeen hate crimes against Muslims were reported in the second half of 2001, including the months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. In contrast, there were no reported anti-Islamic hate crimes in Colorado in 2000 and the first half of 2001... Hate crimes increased nationally from 8,063 to 9,730, or about 20  percent, over the same period, according to FBI statistics."