Friday, July 6, 2012

Hate crimes on the rise

By Sherwood Ross | | July 06, 2012 | [Original Article]

"Muslims may make up fewer than one percent of the US population, but they were nearly 13 percent of victims of religious-based hate crimes in 2010, The Nation magazine of the US reports...

...“It’s fair to say that we have in America today two systems of citizenship: one for Muslims and one for non-Muslims,” Lalami says. “Muslim citizens live under a cloud of suspicion, no matter what they do, and no matter what they say.”

Anti-Muslim attitudes have reached deep into the workplace. Muslims make up only about one percent of the US population, but account for more than 20 percent of religion-based filings with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission... [Read More]

...Bayoumi warns: “Anti-Muslim attitudes are not merely absorbed by law enforcement and the military or reflected on the airwaves and in the words of our politicians. Rather, the idea that American Muslims are to be feared or loathed or excluded from the US is being actively promoted.”..."

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