Source: Huffington Post
A new report by Pew Research Center shows that U.S. Muslims feel unsure of their place in society, face increasing discrimination and are dissatisfied with the president.
But optimism remains. The vast majority of Muslim Americans are proud of their religious and national identity. And a growing number say they’ve received statements of support from fellow Americans in the midst of an Islamophobic climate.
Early in his campaign, President Donald Trump claimed “Islam hates us” and calling for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Since his inauguration, Trump has continued to alienate Muslims by cracking down on immigration from a number of Muslim-majority countries and failing to speak outagainst anti-Muslim hate crimes.
Between January and May of this year, Pew interviewed roughly 1,000 Muslim adults living in the U.S. The survey found that a majority of Muslim Americans feel on edge about Trump’s presidency and aren’t confident that other Americans accept Islam as part of the national fabric.