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Justice Department issues report on religious discrimination

August 02, 2016

Following seven community roundtables, the US Department of Justice has issued a report, “Combating Religious Discrimination Today.”

The report cited the “violence and harassment that Muslims, as well as individuals perceived to be Muslim, including Sikhs, Hindus, Arabs, Middle Easterners, and South Asians, continue to face.”

“Many feel threatened or discriminated against because of who they are, what they believe, or where they worship,” the report concluded. “Whether it’s preventing and prosecuting religion-based hate crimes on our streets or combating religion-based bullying in our schools, the Justice Department is firmly committed to working closely with our agency partners to lead a wide range of enforcement actions and to develop and implement policy proposals.”

 
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  • Posted by: unum - Aug. 03, 2016 9:57 AM ET USA

    Washingtonspeak is designed to confuse the population and requires translation. Change the words "religious discrimination" to "discrimination against Muslims" and the report is clear

  • Posted by: [email protected] - Aug. 02, 2016 8:46 PM ET USA

    Guess who will be at the short end of the stick of DOJ enforcement. Look out Christians and Catholics.

  • Posted by: aclune9083 - Aug. 02, 2016 6:00 PM ET USA

    So, will Justice now look at the cases where business owners have been fined--or even lost their businesses--because they refused to cater to homosexual weddings on the grounds of religious objections? Are the Little Sisters of the Poor off the hook for refusing to pay for abortion and contraceptive coverage for their employees because it offends God? Oh, excuse me, they're Catholics, not Muslims. How silly of me to think there is religious freedom in this country for all.