The California State Assembly recently voted to officially recognize only one religious group in an effort of awareness and appreciation for the entire month of August and take a guess which one it was.

On Monday the state passed a resolution naming August 2016 as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.” The local NBC affiliate reports: Consequently, this resolution conveniently comes at a time of increased anti-Muslim rhetoric, according to a recent civil rights report compiled by the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

The report indicates that HR-59, introduced by California Assembly member Bill Quirk in June after Quirk was approached by a community activist on the issue, was officially passed Aug. 1 with bipartisan support. READ MORE