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ISNA concerned about anti-Muslim incidents increasing

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Islamic School of Rhode Island in West Warwick was recently vandalized. Due to the increase of anti-Muslim incidents across the country, Plainfield-based Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is concerned.

According to the ISNA, media reports confirmed photos of the school showed doors covered with the words, “Now this is a hate crime” and “pigs,” along with expletives referring to the prophet Muhammad and to Allah, the Arabic word for God.

The ISNA said recently three American Muslim college students were murdered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, an Islamic school was burned to the ground in an act of arson in Houston, Texas and a Muslim family was attached and harassed by two men in a Kroger store in Dearborn, Michigan.

“We are alarmed by the recent increase of anti-Muslim incidents across the country. The gradual mainstreaming of Islamophobia is an unacceptable trend that we as a multi-religious society must challenge,” said ISNA President Azhar Azeez.

IUPUI Muslim Student Association with support of several organizations in the Indianapolis areas have organized a gathering for the Chapel Hill Shooting victims on Monday beginning at 6 p.m. at Monument Circle.