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Published on Aug 8, 2012
As-salaamu alaykum and Ramadan Mubarak,
Since 2010, with its manufactured controversy over the Park51 Islamic Community Center in New York City, CAIR's Islamophobia Department reports that at least 88 American mosques and Islamic centers have been targeted by hate -- including 13 acts of violence and 31 acts of vandalism.
In 2011, the Southern Poverty Law Center noted that the number of anti-Muslim hate groups in the United States tripled.
According to FBI figures release last year, there were 160 anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2010, compared to 107 in 2009.
Today in Joplin, Missouri, a CAIR team is on the ground to meet with Muslim community leaders and law enforcement officials Monday's suspicious fire that destroyed the Islamic Society of Joplin mosque. Tonight that team will take part in an interfaith iftar for those whose mosque was destroyed. That same CAIR team will travel to Wisconsin to show solidarity with Sikhs in that state who were targeted by deadly violence on Sunday.
CAIR does not hesitate to act in defense of your community and your constitutional right to religious freedom, so please don't hesitate to support CAIR - and to multiply your blessings - with your zakat this Ramadan.
Please send your ZAKAT-ELIGIBLE and TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation to support CAIR's vital work TODAY.