ADAMS is Profoundly Saddened by the Rise in Anti-Muslim Violent Hate Crimes

The All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) is profoundly saddened by the rise in Anti-Muslim violent hate crimes that have taken place across our nation in the recent weeks. The correlation between these acts and the current rhetoric in the national discourse is undeniable. As law abiding, tax paying, contributors to society we ask the leaders of our great nation to speak out against these atrocities and help bring attention to the ever-growing polarization and hostility fostered every day by the hateful rhetoric against Muslims.

  • A September 13th meeting by the Newton County, GA Commission had to be cancelled when anti-Muslim extremists made threats of armed protests
  • On September 11th, Islamic Center of Fort Pierce in Florida was set ablaze by an arsonist. To help rebuild the mosque , click here
  • On September 10th, a Muslim woman wearing Islamic attire had her blouse set on fire outside a store in Manhattan, NY.
  • Vandals threw rocks through the windows of a mosque in New Hampshire
  • A semi-truck was backed into a mosque in Maryland causing damage to its structure
  • On September 8th, two Muslim women with babies in strollers were attacked by a woman who assaulted them and tried to remove their head scarves
  • On August 31st, a 60-year old Muslim woman (the aunt of an NYPD Officer) was stabbed to death in Queens, NY. To help her family, please click here.
  • On August 13th, the imam and his associate in Queens, NY were assassinated. To help their families, please click here.
  • On August 12th, a Lebanese-American Christian in Tulsa, Oklahoma was murdered in case of misrepresentation as his heritage was Lebanese but thought to be Muslim. To help please click here.

In 2015, over 73 Mosques were attacked and a dozen Muslims were killed in alleged hate crimes. All these attacks are all too reminiscent of those incidents during America’s Civil Rights struggles, and especially when African-American churches were targeted and firebombed, sometimes with grievous loss of life.Just as those horrific African-American church bombings in the 1960s prompted widespread revulsion with those who so violently opposed Civil Rights for all Americans, we hope these incidents, and the too many other attacks on and even murder of innocent Americans who happen to be (Muslim, Sikh, Arab, South Asian, African-American) will result in all Americans standing up and saying, “Enough!”

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