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Attacks Against US Muslims Growing in Frequency, Violence

The cold-blooded double murder of a New York imam and his assistant over the weekend has heightened Muslim American fears of fresh violence against the 3.5 million-strong community. While prosecutors have yet to prove a religious motive, to many Muslims, the murders illustrate the increasingly violent face of Islamophobia in the United States. “The perception among Muslim Americans is that it is potentially a hate crime,” said Engy Abdelkader, an adjunct professor at Georgetown...

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