According to a new study, discrimination against Muslims is common and on the rise in the United States.
The Pew Research Center on Wednesday released the results of a new survey, showing Muslims feel a broad sense of anxiety and unease about their place in the U.S.
“Overall, Muslims in the United States perceive a lot of discrimination against their religious group, are leery of President Donald Trump and think their fellow Americans do not see Islam as part of mainstream U.S. society,” the study’s authors wrote.
The study also showed that expressions of support for Muslims are on the rise.
The number of Muslims who have experienced discriminatory treatment is going up, the research center found, as 48 percent of respondents said they were subjected to at least one discriminatory incident based on religion over the past year.
Nearly three-quarters of the respondents said Trump is unfriendly toward Muslims, and about two-thirds said they don’t like where the nation is headed.
An immigrant Muslim man said Trump’s Muslim ban was like the official launch of a campaign of anti-Muslim persecution.
“Because we had read the history of Europe and what happened to the Jewish people in Germany,” he said. “These little steps lead to bigger issues later on. So, we really felt we were threatened.”