A new report from the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding backs up the perception that Muslims are treated differently in this country by both law enforcement and media. The study, entitled Equal Treatment?: Measuring the legal and media responses to ideologically motivated violence in the United States, finds that alleged perpetrators of violence who are perceived to be Muslim, including those who are not actually Muslim, often face more several legal charges, receive longer prison sentences and receive more media coverage than non-Muslim perpetrators. Study authors and Institute fellows Kumar Rao and Carey Shenkman will join Welton this week to talk about the highlights of the new report and its implications.
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