Islamophobia is a large issue in the United States. The term describes the prejudice that occurs against Muslims, a feeling that has been fueled by right-wing politicians and media outlets.
I am passionate about this issue because I have Muslim family and friends, and I know that the anti-Islamic sentiment that many Americans have is wrong and unjust. I want people to know that Muslims can be well-integrated members of western society.
Before I started this project, I knew that people like Donald Trump spread hatred against Islam and that there had been numerous anti-Islamic hate crimes that occurred in the US.
During this project, I discovered that many Americans have a distrust of Islam, and this is most commonly caused by a lack of proper education about the truths of Islam. Because of this, I think educating people is the most effective way to fight Islamophobia.
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