In the early morning hours of August 5, 2017, an improvised explosive device detonated on the property of the Dar al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. According to one of the perpetrators who claimed responsibility for the attack, the goal was to broadcast a direct message to Muslims in the United States: “You’re not welcome here, get the f*** out.” This incident was one of dozens of violent terrorist attacks intended to intimidate Muslims in the United States in recent years. Using auxiliary data from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD), we identify critical data points and trends in anti-Muslim terrorism in the United States between 2000 and 2019.
Yates, Elizabeth, Sheehan Kane, and Erin Miller. 2022. "Anti-Muslim Terrorism in the United States," START: College Park, MD (March). https://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/Anti-Muslim%20Terrorism%20in%20the%20United%20States_Final.pdf