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WASHINGTON — U.S. Muslims registered 366 public complaints of religious intolerance during 2000, a 15 percent increase from the previous year, according to an annual survey.

Half the complaints dealt with workplace problems, with the largest number of those from women reporting discrimination for wearing hijab, modest attire that usually includes a head covering.

Public schools were the second-ranking venue for problems. The report said districts vary widely in willingness to accommodate students' religious requirements.