A new study from the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding offers insights into the American Muslim community in the new Trump era.
Mic reports: “The study found that a total of 60% of Muslims living in the U.S. have experienced some form of religious discrimination in 2016. The study also found that Muslim women (68%) are more likely than Muslim men (55%) to report religious discrimination in the last year. In addition, the report found Muslims are more than twice as likely as Jewish, Catholics and Protestants to be stopped at the U.S. border for additional screening.
“ISPU’s study also found that Muslims expressed fear that the result of the 2016 presidential elections emboldened white extremists: About 38% of Muslims expressed fear over their family’s and own personal safety from white supremacist groups.”
“What I find the most surprising is the level of trauma the Muslim American community is feeling is in result of the 2016 elections,” says Dalia Mogahed, director of research at ISPU. “I was surprised by how many people were feeling that their own personal safety were being threatened by white supremacists.”