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The group recorded 300 U.S. hate crimes targeting Muslims last year, ranging from the June beating of a Muslim man in the Bronx borough of New York City by attackers who called him a terrorist to a November incident when a Muslim family's Kansas restaurant was burned down.The 300 hate crimes were a slice of the 2,599 incidents CAIR logged as representing anti-Muslim bias in 2017, a figure that was up 17 percent from 2016 .The group's count of hate crimes targeting Muslims is lower than the FBI's, which recorded 307 anti-Islamic hate crimes in 2016, the most recent year for which it has released data.Last year's report measured a 44 percent increase in hate crimes into 2016 from 2015 .
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