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Report: 10 Percent Increase In Hate Incidents Against California Muslims

Hanif Mohebi of the Council on American-Islamic Relations speaks to students ...

Photo by Matthew Bowler

Above: Hanif Mohebi of the Council on American-Islamic Relations speaks to students at Logan Elementary School, Feb. 2, 2017.

Report: 10 Percent Increase In Hate Incidents Against California Muslims

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Hanif Mohebi, executive director, Council on American-Islamic Relations San Diego

Transcript

A new report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations California shows a 10 percent increase in hate related cases received by its four California offices.

The cases ranged from hate crimes to discrimination and bullying.

In San Diego, executive director Hanif Mohebi said there was a 46 percent increase in hate issues reported last year.

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“Given the hostile and divisive political atmosphere, and increasing bigotry targeting minority communities, including the American Muslim community, it is important for all of us to know the facts on the ground,” said Susanne Arani, CAIR San Diego’s staff attorney, in a press release. “This report is further proof that as responsible members in our communities, we have a lot of work to do. We must come together and challenge such injustices.”

Mohebi talks about the report’s findings Thursday on Midday Edition.

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