Top attorneys of USA concerned of growing anti-Muslim threats

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LOS ANGELES: The Justice Department of the United States (US) stated on Wednesday that advocates, the top prosecutors from 11 US states including California and Colorado, are progressively worried by more recurrent anti-Muslim threats.

The branch said that native establishments and public members across the US would hold town meeting-style debates “to address backlash against Muslim, Arab, Sikh and South Asian Americans following the tragic terrorist attacks in Brussels, Paris and San Bernardino.”

There is no place for intolerance in our country, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.

In the weeks and months ahead, the Department of Justice will continue to work with local law enforcement partners and community leaders to defend the safety and the dignity of all our people.

The events have comprised a man who begged mortified to opening fire outside a mosque in Connecticut, and another man who threatened to bomb two mosques and shoot worshippers, among many others.

Since the September 11 attacks, the Justice Department has examined more than 1,000 cases of intimidations or ferocity against people from or believed to be from certain communities.

“These events underscore our ongoing commitment to safeguard the civil rights of every American ─ including Muslim, Arab, Sikh and South Asian Americans, who are so often the targets of threats on the basis of their appearance or religion,” Lynch said.

 

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