on Hate Crimes & discrimination Against
Arab Americans: The Post-September 11 Backlash
The FBI has
that anti-Islamic hate crime incidents rose a dramatic 1,600%
in the past year.
director of the FBI, said that the, "FBI stand prepared
to take strong and immediate action against hate crimes in
the event of any anti-Arab backlash to world events."
Mueller also added, "Protecting the civil rights of all
Americans remains a top priority for the FBI
concerned that the rights of Arab Americans, Muslims, and
Sikh be protected."
American-Arab Anti-discrimination Committee (ADC) has documented
that discrimination and hate crimes against Americans of Arab
heritage, Muslims, and those perceived to be, is a sad and
persistent chapter of the American experience.
continues to increase despite the fact that discrimination
against other ethnic and religious groups has been understood
to be both morally reprehensible and politically incorrect.
This pattern has been meticulously documented by ADC and is
reprinted in the pages of the Report on Hate Crimes and discrimination
Against Arab Americans: September 11, 2001 to October 11,
2002. ADC's findings along with the FBI reports illustrate
a disturbing trend taking place in American society.
offers this Report as a systematic survey of the very serious
problem of prejudice. The Report is divided into four sections
which deal with legal issues, discrimination in education,
media bias and defamation, and recognizing positive acts of
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