The Islamic Human Rights Commission reports 29.9 percent of Muslim Americans in California have been victims of a hate motivated physical attack, according to the Electronic Intifada.
The rate of hate crimes in the San Francisco Bay Area is just slightly better at 23 percent of the respondents surveyed.
“These numbers alone don’t say anything that is surprising, but they confirm what people already knew about their community,” said Zahra Billoo, executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council of American Islamic Relations.
“These studies are very helpful to advocates, because overall we lack data about the Arab and Muslim communities. This is what other marginalized communities have started doing: making their own census reports to try to quantify their communities and communities’ experiences,” Billoo said.
The report also documents the percentage of Muslim Americans reporting they have experienced discrimination. You can find a link ot the entire report in the Electronic Intifada.