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A new report, "Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States″ suggests that Islamophobia is on the decline. Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reports that, using on a ten-point scale, the drop is from 6.4 to 5.9. They call it a small, but welcomed change.

The report, however, it does state that though American-Muslims may be being treated better in the U.S., they still face much discrimination both socially and politically.  The 158-page report also highlights the growing number of anti-Islamic legislation around the country. More than 75 bills or amendments designed to attack Islamic religious practices, often referred to as anti-Shariah bills, were introduced in 29 states since 2010.

The report also suggests that over $120 million has been spent by anti-Muslim group to fund so-called Islamophobia programs. There is also the vilification of Muslims in the mass media, be it through TV shows such as "24" or "Homeland," where Muslim terrorists appear to preoccupy domestic law enforcement, though crimes committed by Muslim are significantly lower than in "real-life." The news media also plays a part, with the limit coverage of positive events related to Muslim communities globally.


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