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In her May National Geographic article, Leila Fadel details her visits to different Muslim communities throughout the U.S. The article is part of the Diversity in America series, which covers racial, ethnic, and religious groups, and examines their changing roles in 21st century life.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has published its 2018 civil rights report which details the impact of anti-Muslim bias in the United States in 2017 and CAIR’s response.
While the ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ campaign appears to exclusively target British Muslims, CAIR has received concerns from American Muslims who wonder whether their families and communities might be similarly targeted, part of a trend of growing anxiety in the U.S. Muslim community about Islamophobia. CAIR has urged the community to increase security measures in response.
Lawsuits brought against New York City by several Muslim women in the last few months, which claim their constitutional rights were violated when they were forced to remove their hijabs while in police custody, have raised debates about measures to protect religious freedom in public and private institutions.
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