CAIR will release study on surveillance, profiling, and Islamophobia

On December 3, The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a Washington DC conference to release its 14th annual report, “Seeking Full Inclusion”. The study reviews the state of civil rights for Muslims in the United States.

The Council on American Islamic Relations’ (CAIR’s) new report will also examine the use of Islamophobic rhetoric in the 2008 presidential election and highlight a number of issues of concern to the American Muslim community, including watch lists, surveillance of mosques and new FBI guidelines that allow religious and ethnic profiling.

The study shows that 80 percent of anti-Muslim incidents occurred in 9 states plus the District of Columbia: California Illinois, New York, Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Texas, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania.