Report Finds Increase in Discrimination against Muslims

August 23, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On August 23, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that "Muslims in the United States reported a rise in civil rights violations in the past year, ranging from women being fired for wearing traditional head coverings to physical and verbal abuse, according to a new report released on Wednesday. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) detailed more than 360 incidents of anti-Muslim violence, stereotyping, bias and harassment in the year ended March 15, 2001, an increase of 15 percent over the previous year."