At the time of publishing this report, the unknown outcome of 2016 became known, and the fears expressed both inside and outside of the Muslim American community became rational anxiety about the community’s future. As in prior years, increased reporting to the civil rights departments of our four California offices occurred during the calendar year of 2016. But, there has been no other time in American Muslim history like the present. The common struggles of prior years—combating employment discrimination, hate crime and hate incidents, travel bans, immigration delay, and school bullying, were still present in 2016, and will likely increase historically.

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