Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, Muslims have experienced an increase in anti-Muslim sentiment, according to the Journal of Muslim Mental Health. A 1,700 percent increase in hate crimes against Muslims occurred in the year following the terrorist attacks.
As a result of negative stereotypes regarding their religion and culture, Muslim immigrants in the United States have experienced more anti-immigrant sentiment than any other immigrant group, says the Journal of Muslim Mental Health. A Pew Poll conducted in 2014 revealed that Muslims are treated less warmly than any other religious group as well, the Washington Post reveals. As a result, Muslims in the United States have been increasingly anxious regarding potential hostilities, the Journal of Muslim Mental Health writes.