SHAFAQNA- There was a 46 percent increase in anti-Muslim discrimination cases in New Jersey in 2022 compared to the previous year, a new report reveals .
According to the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (Cair) new 52-page report, “Beyond the Courts”, the civil rights organization received 152 complaints last year. In 2021, the number of complaints was 104.
“Discrimination cases are easier to pursue when the perpetrator is not of a minority group, but perpetrators of anti-Muslim bias in New Jersey are diverse. The public at large still needs proactive education on Islam.”
Source: Middle East Eye