There's been a wave of attacks on religious buildings across the U.S.
We're talking 71 mosque incidents for 2015. That's up from a previous high of 53 in 2010. The council began its study in 2009. (Video via WFTS)
These numbers include vandalism, harassment, intimidation and "clearly identified" bias in zoning proceedings. (Video via ABC)
Perception about religion likely plays a part in some of these attacks. In 2014, a study from Pew Research Center found that overall, Americans tend to feel most positive about Jews, Catholics and evangelical Christians and least positive about Mormons, atheists and Muslims. (Video via TED Conferences)
That study also shows the average rating given to these groups could have something to do with familiarity. For example, only 38 percent of participants said they knew a Muslim. More participants were familiar with Catholics, evangelical Christians and Jews.
So is there a solution? Some hope the introduction of a recent resolution into the House will at least help. Aimed at combating Islamophobic rhetoric and violence, the resolution "urges local and Federal law enforcement authorities to work to prevent hate crimes; and to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law those perpetrators of hate crimes." (Video via C-SPAN)
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