Bias against Muslims rampant in ‘liberal’ California

Once Upon a Hatred“Muslim Americans come from more than 80 different countries and four continents; they occupy different socioeconomic classes, subscribe to a variety of sects and pursue all manner of jobs. Yet this highly diverse population has been shrunken into a single suspect class, unified now by its experience with Islamophobia.”

Charlotte Silver reports on recent studies by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (Once Upon a Hatred: Anti-Muslim Experiences in the USA) and the One Nation Bay Area Project (Bay Area Muslim Study: Establishing Identity and Community).

Electronic Intifada, 25 June 2013

Update:  See “Islamophobia in the US is mainstream”, Electronic Intifada, 28 June 2013