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Anti-Muslim bias complaints up 178 percent at end of 2023: CAIR on January 29, 2024 at 4:23 pm

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Complaints of anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian bias jumped dramatically in the United States after the Israel-Hamas war broke out in Gaza in October, according to new data from a leading Muslim advocacy group.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reports that during the final three months of 2023 the organization fielded 3,578 such complaints, a 178 percent increase over the same period in 2022.

The biggest categories of the complaints included employment discrimination at 19 percent, hate crimes at 13 percent and education bigotry at 13 percent.

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The three-month period tallied cane after Hamas’s deadly cross-border terror attack on Israeli citizens on Oct. 7, which prompted the ongoing war in Gaza that has left thousands dead and homeless in the Palestinian-majority territory.

CAIR called the numbers “staggering” and pointed to the bias backlash as a reason to resolve the conflict with “justice for Palestine.”

“Despite this disturbing wave of bias targeting the Muslim, Arab-American and Palestinian communities, we are witnessing an impressive resilience in the face of bigotry,” CAIR national executive director Nihad Awad said in a statement.

Ahead of the dramatic increase, CAIR had reported in 2022 the first-ever drop in complaints since it began tracking data in 1995.

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The war in Gaza has prompted a wave of pro-Palestinian protests across the United States, and advocates have taken to shouting down President Biden during his public events.

The Palestinian sympathizers want a cease-fire, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials have rejected such calls.

​ Complaints of anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian bias jumped dramatically in the United States after the Israel-Hamas war broke out in Gaza in October, according to new data from a leading Muslim advocacy group. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reports that during the final three months of 2023 the organization fielded 3,578 such complaints, a 178… 

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Niremia Collective closes inaugural fund with $22.5M focused on well-being technology on February 2, 2024 at 1:59 pm

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Niremia Collective intends to provide capital and management resources to high-growth well-being startups as well as incubate new businesses.

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FTC orders Blackbaud to overhaul ‘reckless’ security practices in wake of 2020 breach on February 2, 2024 at 1:20 pm

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Education tech company Blackbaud agreed to settle with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the company’s security practices that resulted in a 2020 data breach. The FTC alleges that Blackbaud, a U.S.-based company that provides financial and administrative software to colleges, nonprofits, healthcare organizations, and far-right organizations, had “lax” security protocols that allowed attackers to […]

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Apple says it’ll show its GenAI efforts ‘later this year’ on February 2, 2024 at 12:14 pm

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Apple has tossed another crumb to investors wondering when the world will get to see some ‘Made in Cupertino’ GenAI: Expect Apple to reveal what it’s been working on in this buzzy slice of artificial intelligence “later this year”, per CEO Tim Cook. During an earnings call yesterday, Apple’s chief exec emphasized its ongoing investment […]

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