Islamophobic attacks in the US are now as high as post-9/11 levels

Louis Dor
Tuesday 22 November 2016 14:15
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Earlier this month, on election day, Donald Trump's website deleted his previous statement about a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims" entering the US.

Following his Islamophobic rhetoric on the campaign trail, many Muslims voiced concern for their safety during a Trump presidency.

As the below chart by Statista shows, anti-Muslim assaults for 2015 were up to the levels following the 11 September attacks:

In addition, most Americans now say there is "a lot" of discrimination against Muslims in the US today - 59 per cent. However, 49 per cent of American adults think at least "some" Muslims in the US are anti-American, while 11 per cent think "most" or "almost all" are anti-American.

Other minorities also believe things will get worse for them under a Trump presidency.

Roughly 74 per cent of Black people in America think that race relations will worsen under a Trump presidency, while only 5 per cent expect them to improve.

More: Muslim women say they are scared to wear the hijab in Trump's America

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