The counterterrorism insight from Brenton Tarrant’s horrific actions in New Zealand is not that he is an aberration in right-wing extremism; it’s that he is not. Yes, he used a camera to livestream the atrocity over social media, and it ,…MORE: www.economist.com
New Zealand shooting is warning for US: Get serious about white supremacist terror threat.The counterterrorism insight from Brenton Tarrant’s horrific actions in New Zealand is not that he is an aberration in right-wing extremism; it’s that he is not. Yes, he used a camera to livestream the atrocity over social media, and it went viral before it was removed. ..more: USTODAY
…According to a 2010 study by the Association of Religion Data Archives, the number of Muslims in America increased by 67 percent in the decade following the Sept. 11 attacks. There were 1 million Muslims in 2000; by 2010 that number increased to 2.6 million. By 2015, there were 3.3 million Muslims in the US. Other studies say conversion and immigration from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan are the main reasons for the dramatic increase….more: WUNC.ORG|
Violent crime is likely to rise slightly this year in the nation’s 30 largest cities, and murders will increase too, mostly because of problems in one place—Chicago — according to a new, preliminary analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice.
The center, a nonpartisan group that monitors developments in law and justice, said only Chicago has endured a year-over-year rise in both violent crime and homicides in 2015 and 2016. Overall, analysts said, violent crime remains near record lows….MORE: NPR
The report is unique in that it breaks down suicide by different age groups and gender, and shows that the increase in suicide is among all groups, said Sally Curtin, one of the report’s authors. The increase in suicide rate has been steady since 1999, before which there was a consistent decline since 1986, she said… more: usatoday.
Bullying on the Rise Against Muslim American Students
By Shakila Ahmad and Ameena Jandali
Dear Parents, Teachers, School Administrators, and Community Members:
As Muslim parents and social activists working to create a better society and world for our children, we created this Bullying Prevention Guide as a tool for parents, teachers, school administrators, and community members in the hope that it will help prevent the bullying of students in public and private schools, including fulltime and weekend Islamic schools. more aljazeerah.info
Rights groups see politics behind rise in Muslim hate crimes Amnesty International says politicians have been pandering to prejudice against Muslims in a quest for votes. By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times April 26, 2012 The Oslo courtroom where…