'It feels like 9/11 all over again': Harassment against local Muslims and Arabs on rise amid Israel-Hamas war

Muslim and Arab communities in Philadelphia describe an increase in Islamophobic harassment since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war on Oct. 7. Mosques are seeking grants to improve security. Children report being called bombers and terrorists. And police are investigating an act of vandalism at the United Muslim Islamic Center in Point Breeze.

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