Momentum builds for Sept. 11 march to support NYC Muslims

A number of New York Asian American groups including Nodutdol For Korean Community Development, BAYAN-USA, DRum and CAAAV are joining in a Sept. 11 March to support Muslims in their effort to build a Muslim Community Center in that city. 

The march is scheduled for Sept. 11 at 1:00 p.m. The rally begins on the east side of City Hall. There has been strong support from the Islamic community, including from the the Islamic Leadership Council, representing 50+ mosques and community centers around the city. Publicity has been widespread so a large march is expected.

Islamic-American Organization Finds Jump in anti-Muslim Acts

by Mike Liu

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) found that reports of discrimination, harassment and violence against Muslims increased over 30 percent in 2005 from the previous year. They also found an increase of 9 percent of anti-Muslim hate crimes during the same time.

In 2005 CAIR said it had also received 153 reports of anti-Muslim hate crimes and 1,972 such hate incidents. The states of California, Illinois, and New York accounted for 40% of these acts.

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