At least nine mosques attacked in US every month this year

Published: August 8, 2017


The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has registered at least 63 incidents of mosque attacks in the United States in the first six months of 2017, CNN reported.

According to the statistics, in 26 states from Florida to Hawaii, 63 publicly reported incidents from January to July 2017 were witnessed where mosques were targets of threats, vandalism or arson. On average, that comes down to nine every month and at least two a week.

During the same time period in 2016, CAIR counted 46 incidents.

Minnesota mosque attacked with bomb, nobody hurt

Recently, a mosque in Ypsilanti, Michigan was burned to the ground. Yet another – in Tucson, Arizona – was broken into and its copies of the Holy Quran were desecrated. And just this weekend in Bloomington, Minnesota a homemade explosive device detonated at an Islamic centre around the time of morning prayers.

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