Of all the attributes of Ramadan, patience is one of them.  We are patient during the day when we have no food.  We are patient in night when we sleep less and pray more.  Now we have to be patient with the onslaught of hate crimes and the increase in Islamophobia by our ignorant American neighbors.

Dates are when the incident occurred:

  • August 3, 2012: Hayward, CA – American Muslim Association
    Teens throw lemons at the building and worshipers (Source)
  • August 5, 2012: Joplin, MO – Islamic Society of Joplin
    Mosque was burned to the ground (Source)
  • August 5, 2012: North Smithfield, RI – Masjid al-Islam
    Sign was vandalized and stolen (Source)
  • August 7, 2012: Chino, CA – Al-Nur Islamic Center
    Pigs leg thrown at the driveway of the proposed site for the new Masjid (Source)
  • August 10, 2012: Morton Grove, IL – Muslim Education Center / Muslim Community Center
    BB gun fired at mosque destroying the property (Source)
  • August 12, 2012: Oklahoma City, OK – Grand Mosque of Oklahoma City
    Paintball gun fired at the Mosque, video recorded the attack (Source)
  • August 12, 2012: Lombard, IL – College Preparatory School of America (Islamic School – Not a mosque)
    Bottle with acid thrown at the building (Source)

I will update this as I find more news.  InshaAllah (God willing) the list remains short.