Friday, August 11, 2017

Attacks against U.S. mosques increasing

Graffiti mars a Shiite mosque in Dearborn, Michigan.

CNN has compiled an interesting list that has some scary implications. 

From graffiti to bacon seared on doorknobs to arson, terrorists have targeted mosques in the United States at an unprecedented rate, according to the news network.

Since Donald Trump assumed office of the Chief Executive, there have been 63 reported anti-Muslim incidents occurring at mosques in the United States. With his rhetoric and policies, some of Trump's supporters think that it is open season on the people who practice Islam.

That averages nine attacks a month. 


What it all means, I'll leave it up to you, dear reader. Below is a list of cities in their respective states where mosques have been targeted.


Alabama:
  • Huntsville
  • Hoover
  • Arizona:
  • Tucson
California:
  • Davis
  • Roseville
  • Sacramento
Colorado:
  • Boulder
  • Denver
  • Fort Collins
Florida:
  • Miami
  • New Tampa
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Tampa
Georgia:
  • Atlanta
  • Augusta
Hawaii:
  • Honolulu
Illinois:
  • Des Plaines
  • Peoria
Iowa:
  • Des Moines
Kentucky:
  • Lexington
Louisiana:
  • Bossier City
Maine:
  • Portland
Maryland:
  • Gaithersburg
  • Silver Spring
Michigan:
  • Kentwood
  • Ypsilanti
Mississippi:
  • Hattiesburg
Montana:
  • Bozeman
New Jersey:
  • Bayonne
  • Jersey City
New York:
  • Brooklyn
  • Bronx
  • Long Island
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
Ohio:
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus
  • West Chester Township
Oregon:
  • Eugene
Pennsylvania:
  • South Whitehall Township
  • Tennessee:
  • Murfreesboro
Texas:

  • Richardson
  • Victoria
Virginia:
  • Brentsville
  • Falls Church
Washington:
  • Bellevue
West Virginia:
  • Princeton

On average, 9 mosques have been targeted every month this year

By Nancy Coleman, CNN

Updated 3:38 PM ET, Mon August 7, 2017















Since the original post, this map has been updated to reflect additional attacks.



A mosque in Ypsilanti, Michigan, is burned to the ground. Yet another -- in Tucson, Arizona -- is broken into and its copies of the Quran ripped up. And just this weekend in Bloomington, Minnesota, a homemade explosive device detonated at an Islamic center around the time of morning prayers.
We mapped 63 publicly reported incidents from January to July 2017, where mosques were targets of threats, vandalism or arson. On average, that comes down to nine every month and at least two a week.
The incidents, tallied in a preliminary list of publicly reported occurrences by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, span 26 states from Florida to Hawaii. During the same time period in 2016, CAIR counted 46 incidents.
Below is a list of all the cities where mosques have been targeted. In some cases, there was more than one incident in a particular city:
Alabama:
Huntsville
Hoover
Arizona:
Tucson
California:
Davis
Roseville
Sacramento
Colorado:
Boulder
Denver
Fort Collins
Florida:
Miami
New Tampa
Port St. Lucie
Tampa
Georgia:
Atlanta
Augusta
Hawaii:
Honolulu
Illinois:
Des Plaines
Peoria
Iowa:
Des Moines
Kentucky:
Lexington
Louisiana:
Bossier City
Maine:
Portland
Maryland:
Gaithersburg
Silver Spring
Michigan:
Kentwood
Ypsilanti
Mississippi:
Hattiesburg
Montana:
Bozeman
New Jersey:
Bayonne
Jersey City
New York:
Brooklyn
Bronx
Long Island
Manhattan
Queens
Ohio:
Cincinnati
Columbus
West Chester Township
Oregon:
Eugene
Pennsylvania:
South Whitehall Township
Tennessee:
Murfreesboro
Texas:
Richardson
Victoria
Virginia:
Brentsville
Falls Church
Washington:
Bellevue
West Virginia:
Princeton