Tag: Sentiment

As Anti-Islam Sentiment Rises, So Do Cases Of Airport Profiling — And Not Just From The TSA

American Muslims have long encountered difficulties at airports, where security officials have been accused of unfairly profiling, questioning, searching, and detaining passengers simply for “looking” Muslim — including people who are not devotees of Islam, such as Sikhs and Arab Christians. Policies that support such profiling — many enacted in the years immediately following the September 11 attacks (although most have proven largely ineffective at catching terrorists) — remain in place today and have been defended by White House officials, even though Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents have voiced misgivings about programs that single out people based on race or religion…MORE: THINKPROGRESS

Bernie Sanders Vows To Fight Anti-Islam Sentiment: 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate Hugs Muslim Woman On Stage

“Let me be very personal if I might. I’m Jewish, my father’s family died in concentration camps,” Sanders responded during the speech in front of a couple hundred people at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. “I will do everything that I can to rid this country of the ugly stain of racism that has existed for far too many years.” …more: IBTIMES.COM|BY MICHAEL KAPLAN

Islamophobia: Understanding Anti-Muslim Sentiment in the West

Islamophobia affects more than a small fringe group of Muslims. Through various research vehicles andPOLL gallup ISLAMOPHOPIA global polling efforts, Gallup has collected a wealth of data detailing public opinion about various aspects of respect, treatment, and tolerance relative to Muslims worldwide. This brief serves as a snapshot of opinion and thought displayed by people from multiple countries, regions, and communities – findings that chronicle perceptions associated with Islamophobia globally.

Respect and Fair Treatment

Globally, many Muslims report not feeling respected by those in the West. Significant percentages of several Western countries share this sentiment, saying that the West does not respect Muslim societies. Specifically, 52% of Americans and 48% of Canadians say the West does not respect Muslim societies. Smaller percentages of Italian, French, German, and British respondents agree. more gallup.com

A Group to Counter Anti-Islam Sentiment

By DAVID LEPESKA As anti-Muslim rhetoric rises locally and nationally — some of it fueled by the presidential campaign — a group of Chicago-area Muslims is battling back, using tactics including a television ad campaign and public forums against bigotry.…