The nation's largest Muslim civil rights organization is urging communities across the nation to take extra security precautions during Ramadan this year.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said in a statement Tuesday that it has seen an uptick in bias-motivated incidents and hate crimes against Muslims since President Trump won the 2016 presidential election.
According to CAIR, there was a 17 percent increase in bias-motivated incidents against American Muslims and a 15 percent increase in the number of anti-Muslim hate crimes from 2016 to 2017.
The findings appear to be consistent with an analysis released by the Southern Poverty Law Center that found hate crimes increased in 2016. The group's annual census results showed that the number of anti-Muslim hate groups in the country had also increased over the past year.