Islamophobia from an American Muslim Perspective

  • Rania AwaadEmail author
  • Sara Maklad
  • Imman Musa


This chapter describes Islamophobia from the American Muslim perspective. It highlights the experience of American Muslims with an emphasis on the current sociopolitical climate. Effects of discrimination on Muslim mental health, help-seeking behaviors, and public health are discussed. To this end, the chapter discusses current efforts to support Muslim mental health.


Islamophobia American Mental health Stigma Discrimination Arab Middle East Terrorism Surveillance Rehearsal Scales Media 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Muslim Mental Health Lab and Wellness Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Khalil CenterUnion CityUSA
  3. 3.Muslim Mental Health Lab and Wellness ProgramStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  4. 4.Khalil CenterChicagoUSA

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