Reports of anti-Muslim incidents in the U.S. are increasing, including arson attacks and vandalism at mosques, harassment of women wearing Muslim head coverings and bullying of Muslim schoolchildren.
The first half of the year saw a 91-percent increase in hate crimes against Muslims on the heels of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. His own Islamophobic comments, coupled with biased media coverage of Muslims, have created an aura of fear around the religion in the U.S.
The American boogeyman of terrorist threats, often used to further war and military intervention, comes with domestic consequences. In the United States, Muslim houses of worship have been inundated with threats of bodily harm and property destruction, as well as seen items like pig’s heads and desecrated Qurans left on their