Minnesota Mosque Bombing ‘Deeper And Scarier’ Than Just Threats

Reports of anti-Muslim incidents in the U.S. are increasing, including arson attacks and vandalism at mosques, harassment of women wearing Muslim head coverings and bullying of Muslim schoolchildren.

Law enforcement officials investigate an explosion at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn., on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. (David Joles/Star Tribune)

MINNEAPOLIS  — The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. Its leaders say they're more frightened now after an explosive shattered windows and damaged a room as worshippers prepared for morning prayers. "We feel like it's much deeper and scarier than like

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Mainstream Media Still Hyping The Muslim Boogeyman, Hate Crimes Up

The first half of the year saw a 91-percent increase in hate crimes against Muslims on the heels of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. His own Islamophobic comments, coupled with biased media coverage of Muslims, have created an aura of fear around the religion in the U.S.

Media Still Hyping The Muslim Boogeyman, Hate Crimes Up

The American boogeyman of terrorist threats, often used to further war and military intervention, comes with domestic consequences. In the United States, Muslim houses of worship have been inundated with threats of bodily harm and property destruction, as well as seen items like pig’s heads and desecrated Qurans left on their

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Confusion, Fear, Cynicism: Why People Don’t Report Hate Crimes

The Matthew Shepard Foundation has been trying to learn more about why so many victims of potential hate crimes — more than 50 percent annually according to the feds — don’t file complaints with the authorities.

As police stand guard, armed anti-Muslim protestors, who did not want to give their names, stand across the street from a mosque during a demonstration in Richardson, Texas, on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

It is one of the most striking and curious statistics contained in a recent Bureau of Justice Statistics report on hate crimes in America: 54 percent of the roughly 250,000 people who said they were victimized in recent years chose not to file a formal complaint with the authorities. The Matthew Shepard Foundation, an advocacy organization based

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Hate Crimes Surge In California – Report Shows Double-Digit Increase

California’s report follows a June 30 study by the nonpartisan Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, which detailed dramatic increases in the number of hate crimes in four major U.S. cities so far in 2017.

Los Angeles Police Cmdr. Horace Frank, right, shows a photo of multiple weapons found in the home of a man charged with making terrorist threats to the Islamic Center of Southern California, during a police news conference Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 in Los Angeles. Mark Lucian Feigin was arrested last week on the charge, which has been designated as a hate crime, according to authorities. Feigin, 40, has been released on bail. Police say Feigin first called the Islamic center Sept. 19 and left a hate-filled voicemail. The next day, they say, he called and threatened to kill people at the center. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Los Angeles Police Cmdr. Horace Frank, right, shows a photo of multiple weapons found in the home of a man charged with making terrorist threats to the Islamic Center of Southern California, during a police news conference Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 in Los Angeles. Mark Lucian Feigin was arrested last week on the charge, which has been designated as a hate crime, according to authorities. Feigin, 40, has been released on bail. Police say Feigin first called the Islamic center Sept. 19 and left a hate-filled voicemail. The next day, they say, he called and threatened to kill people at the center. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

 SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – The number of hate crimes committed in California jumped 11 percent in 2016, including increases in attacks against black people and members of the LGTBQ community, state officials reported Monday. According to an annual report by the California Department of Justice, there were 251 hate crimes reported against black

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New Report Reveals Over Half Of Hate Crimes In US Go Unreported

The report comes as the Justice Department officials gathered with advocacy groups and experts on Thursday to discuss hate crimes, including ways to better document them.

Willie Lawson paints over racist graffiti painted on the side of a mosque in Roseville, Calif. (AP/Rich Pedroncelli)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most victims of hate crimes don't report them to police, according to a new study that advocates say reinforces their fears that the Trump administration's tough rhetoric and policies will make more people afraid to come forward. More than half the 250,000 hate crimes that took place each year between 2004 and 2015 went

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Finsbury Park: On Whitewashing The ‘White Crusade’

The puritan perception of white-supremacists acknowledges that to sustain Britishness, both Muslims and Islam must be “cleansed” from Britain to keep it “terror-free.”

A member of the English Defence League far right group has his tattoo displayed during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Oct. 27, 2012. (AP/Matt Dunham)

London was struck by another terrorist attack on Monday morning. A white supremacist murdered a man and injured at least eight other people, ramming a van into a group of Muslims leaving the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park after Taraweeh prayers. Witnesses said the attacker was shouting that he wanted to “kill all Muslims”. The attack

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