In the U.S., the fear of terrorism has been used to justify the racial and religious profiling of Muslims and people perceived to be Muslim. We've seen a rise in incidents of intimidation and violence and the creation of policies that discriminate against refugees and immigrants and deny community members their civil and human rights.
AFSC's Communities Against Islamophobia project supports Arab/Muslim-led work by:
- Training potential allies to understand Islamophobia and its harms and develop strategies to stop it.
- Developing a base of allies to speak out against discrimination; advocate for policies that respect the rights and dignity of Muslims; and oppose profiling, surveillance, and state violence against the Muslim community.