The effect of Islamophobia in American Muslim societyIslamophobia according to some dictionaries it is defined as an exaggerated fear, hatred, and hostility toward Islam and Muslims that is perpetuated by negative stereotypes resulting in bias, discrimination, and the marginalization and exclusion of Muslims from social, political, and civic life.  Islamophobia is a problem Muslims in America to go through. This problem existed before the terrorist attack of 9 /11 but it has rapidly increased during these past 10 years. the first thing one has to know the definition of the terms. Islam means “submission to the will of God (Allah)”. Muslim means the followers of the religion Islam. People tend to misunderstand the term Muslim and a terrorist. A terrorist is a person who uses unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political, religious, or ideological aims. There is nowhere in the definition that says Muslims are terrorist. But people assonate the two word and marginalize a whole race by the action a small number of extremist. The effect of Islamophobia in American Muslim society is enormous. This hatred towards Muslim people impacts Muslim people’s day-to-day life.   Islamophobia has moved from the borders of American society to the mainstream. The racialization of Islam in the United States and racial profiling is not based only the on ideas about Islam, but rather on the color and physical appearance that is associated with Muslims. people who are not Muslims but who look like Muslims face this kinds of discrimination too. the whole race of is assonated with namePeople tend to dislike something they have no knowledge about   In an interview Imam Khalid Latif, chaplain of New York University’s Islamic Center, said that many Muslims have to choose between practicing their faith and “just being able to live day to day.” The Muslim population has been marginalized in every sense of the word.People are having a hard time fitting into a society that is not always accepting of who they are. Some of the thing like wearing a hijab, growing a beard, or fasting can be misconstrued and misunderstood by those who are biased against Islam.

 

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