PRESS RELEASE – Muslims Face Hatred in America – IHRC Report


A staggering 30% of Muslims interviewed have experienced a hate-motivated physical attack according to a ground breaking report by IHRC that looks at Anti-Muslim experiences in the USA.

The report also shows that 88% of those interviewed reported negative experiences in everyday life, media, political discourse and policy. The report shows that although the United States is perceived as a model for religious freedom and tolerance, our research indicates otherwise.

The study took place in California which is thought of as the most liberal state, the results do not bode well for other states. What emerges is a deeply disturbing picture of a community under daily physical threat, watched by state agencies and disciplined by law and political and media discourse.

This book culminates with a strong set of recommendations that are targeted at distinct groups and many are sourced from previous works that speak to the same and similar challenges.

IHRC’s Head of Research, Arzu Merali said, “This work shows a very alarming picture of the United States and we hope that our recommendations are taken on board. It’s time that the authorities stopped and listened to Muslim experiences.

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