Source: The Los Angeles Times
On May 4, 2002, The Los Angeles Times featured the article "Islamic Group Reports Sharp Rise in Anti-Muslim Incidents." It reported, "Anti-Muslim incidents in the United States have tripled in the past year, according to a report released this week by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The Washington-based Islamic advocacy group said it received 1,125 credible complaints from Muslim community members and organizations compared with 366 the previous year. The seventh annual report, 'The Status of Muslim Civil Rights in the United States: Stereotypes and Civil Liberties,' details reports to CAIR of discrimination, harassment, threat, assaults and murder from March 2001 to the same month this year. It is the first compilation of reports by the group since the Sept.11 terror attacks on the East Coast."