U.S. Survey: More Know About Islam, Fewer Think It’s Violent

Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Pew’s findings back up his own group’s research. He blamed a “vocal minority” in the U.S. for fanning anti-Muslim bias with increasingly harsh rhetoric since 9/11. “Unfortunately, people have focused on that tiny, tiny minority of Muslims who have carried out violent acts, and claim…

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