1700%

Hate crimes against Arabs and Muslims have increased 1700% since September 11, 2001. Performance artist Anida Ali created a poem of 100 lines taken from police reports of the crimes.

You can hear Anida read her poem here. The link takes you to an hour-long feature by Chicago Public Radio as part of the series “Islamic Reform: Towards a Global Reformation Movement.” Anida starts talking about the poem around the 32:00 mark, and she reads her poem at 43:40.

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