|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.
During the same time period in 2016, the Council on American-Islamic Relations counted 46 incidents.
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.
- Fort Collins
- New Tampa
- Port St. Lucie
- Des Plaines
- Des Moines
- Bossier City
- Silver Spring
- Jersey City
- Long Island
- West Chester Township
- South Whitehall Township
- Falls Church
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:
Port St. Lucie
West Chester Township
South Whitehall Township