Hate crimes against Muslims in Maryland jumped to 14 in 2015 from just one the year before, according to new research from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.
It was by far the largest percentage increase among hate crimes reported in the state.
"The community has a big concern," said Rizwan Siddiqi, president of the United Maryland Muslim Council. "There are a couple reasons why we understand this is happening. ... It's a little bit of profiling, a lack of education and lack of information to the general public."
Maryland hate crimes also increased against African-Americans, Jews and gay men....