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

July 14, 2003

Source: CAIR

On July 14, 2003 CAIR issued a press release stating that "the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group, will hold a news conference in the nation's capital to release its eighth annual report on the status of Muslim civil rights in the United States, titled 'Guilt by Association...' The report - the only annual study of its kind - details a 15 percent increase in the number of incidents and experiences of anti-Muslim violence, discrimination and harassment during the past year. It also outlines the civil liberties impact of government policies that target the American Muslim community in the post-9/11 era and looks at the rise in Islamophobic rhetoric in our society."