CAIR-CA Publishes 2015 Civil Rights Report

Anaheim, CA: The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-California) July 2 published the CAIR-California 2015 Civil Rights Report, which shows that reports of anti-Muslim bias incidents almost doubled between 2013 and 2014.
 The report summarizes and analyzes all civil rights complaints received in 2014 by CAIR-California’s offices in the Greater Los Angeles Area (CAIR-LA), the Sacramento Valley (CAIR-SV), San Diego (CAIR-San Diego), and the San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA).
 A total of 1,136 incidents were reported to CAIR-California over the course of 2014 and included complaints involving: employment discrimination, federal law enforcement questioning, excessive and intrusive travel delays, hate crimes, school bullying, and other discrimination issues.
 “This report gives a snapshot of CAIR-California’s Civil Rights work tackling anti-Muslim discrimination in 2014,” said  CAIR’s Northern California Civil Rights Coordinator Brice Hamack. “We hope it informs community members and allows them to better recognize discrimination if they or somebody they know is targeted. We also hope it assists community leaders and public servants across California to adequately respond to the pressing needs of their American Muslim constituents.”

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