Tag: mosques

CAIR-MA Calls for Increased Police Protection of Local Mosques

BOSTON, MA, 11/23/15)  – The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Council on American-Islamic Relations(CAIR-MA) today called for increased police protection at local mosques because of a spike in anti-Muslim rhetoric and direct threats against Muslim houses of worship nationwide since the recent Paris terror attacks.

SEE: A Running List of Shameful Islamophobic Acts Since the Paris Attacks

CAIR-MA has been in conversation with local police and the FBI to alert them……more:  cair.com/

Phoenix-area mosques receive threatening letters, Muslim group says

Muslim community concerned over threats Phoenix
An Arizona advocacy group has called on the FBI to investigate as hate crimes anonymous letters sent over the holiday weekend to mosques in Phoenix and Tempe.The letters, which were sent to the Islamic Community Centers in Phoenix and Tempe, threatened violence, said Kristy Sabbah, operations coordinator of the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations…more:  azcentral

Number of U.S. mosques up 74% since 2000

While protests against new mosques in New York, Tennessee and California made headlines, the overall number of mosques quietly rose from 1,209 in 2000 to 2,106 in 2010. And most of their leaders say American society is not hostile to…