For American Muslims, A Horrifying Runup To One Of Islam’s Holiest Holidays


Among multiple Islamophobic crimes, a man set a Muslim woman on fire in New York.

On Thursday, a woman in Brooklyn allegedly attacked two Muslim women who were pushing their babies in strollers. The woman, screaming profanities, tried to rip their hijabs off their heads.

“Get the fuck out of America, bitches,” she said, according to prosecutors. “This is America — you shouldn’t be different from us.”

On Saturday, a man walked up to a woman in a hijab on a Manhattan street, and set her on fire.

On Sunday ― the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks ― someone threw a “rock-like” object through a New Hampshire mosque’s window while parishioners were inside.

On early Monday morning ― the beginning of the Eid al-Adha, one of Islam’s holiest holidays ― a man allegedly walked up to a mosque in Florida and set it on fire.

And on Monday night, someone repeatedly backed a tractor-trailer into a Maryland mosque.

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