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US anti-Muslim bias incidents increased in 2016: report

WASHINGTON: When the Masjid Al-Kareem mosque in Providence, Rhode Island, received a threatening letter in November disrespecting and abusing Muslims, its members were frightened enough they asked for and got extra police protection. The 42-year-old mosque was far from alone. The letter it received was one of 2,213 anti-Muslim bias incidents in the United States last year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The report found a 57 percent increase in the number of…