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Data shows Islamophobia surged in US post-9/11

The 9/11 terrorist attacks on US soil have had profound effects on American domestic politics. Washington insiders’ decision to wage wars against Muslim countries in response to the terror attacks, was followed by a spike in anti-Muslim sentiments in the US.  An analysis of hate crimes statistics from the FBI shows the number of anti-Muslim assaults rose by nearly 70 percent in the aftermath of the attacks. The official data is indicative of how the US establishment hawks’ stance against Muslim-majority countries resonated throughout America.

Saudis may be in hot water over 9/11 ‘dry run’ evidence

Sixteen years after tragic terror attacks on the US soil that changed the face of global politics, implications are still haunting those who face allegations of involvement. Fresh evidence has appeared against the Saudi government which shows its embassy in Washington may have funded a dry run for airliner attacks on World Trade Center towers in 1999. An amended complaint filed by 9/11 victims against Riyadh provides details on how Saudi officials could have been involved in underwriting the attacks from the earliest stages. The complaint could soon be finally headed toward trial now the Congress has cleared diplomatic immunity hurdles. And this could sooner or later put Saudi Arabia in hot water.