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Muslim Advocacy Group Reports 9% Increase in Discrimination in 2020

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The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported 6,144 discrimination complaints made by Muslims throughout the United States in 2020.

The report included a number of issues such as immigration restrictions, travel restrictions, discrimination, bias incidents and more. According to the Anadolu Agency, The largest share of incidents received were related to immigration or travel issues and 1,814 travel or immigration complaints were reported in 2020.

In 2017, former President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order, also known as the “Muslim Ban”. The Executive Order prohibited foreign nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. The Supreme Court upheld the Muslim Ban 3.0 on June 26, 2018, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

“This ruling will go down in history as one of the Supreme Court’s great failures. It repeats the mistakes of the Korematsu decision upholding Japanese American imprisonment and swallows wholesale government lawyers’ flimsy national security excuse for the ban instead of taking seriously the president’s own explanation for his action,” Said Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project.

According to the nonprofit Asia Society, Asia is home to 65 percent of the world’s Muslim population. Indonesia in Southeast Asia is the most populous Muslim country in the world. Other countries within Asia that have a high population of Muslim peoples include Pakistan, Bangladesh and India.

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