Update: Islamic Advocacy Group Alleges Governmental Actions Increased Harassment of Muslims

July 15, 2003

Source: The Associated Press


On July 15, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "government efforts to crack down on terrorism contributed to an increase in reports of discrimination and harassment of Muslims in the United States last year, an Islamic advocacy group says. The Justice Department called the allegations 'unfair...' The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Tuesday that post-Sept. 11 government actions have broadly targeted Arabs and Muslims... Of particular concern were special registration requirements that single out students and visitors from Muslim nations as well as raids on Muslim homes and businesses that ended with no charges being filed."