Hate Crimes and Discrimination against Muslims in America in Post 9/11 Scenario
Keywords:Hate Crimes, Discrimination, American Muslims, 9/11, Backlash
This article is a detailed description of the hate crimes and discrimination committed against Muslims in America, as a backlash, soon after 9/11. It also highlights the contributing factors to that backlash, American Muslims’ response and the American Government’s steps which severed the wave of the reactionary hate crimes while its main focus remains on the detailed description, with classification, of those hate crimes and discrimination. It also provides facts and figures along with graphs showing rise in hate crimes against Muslims in America in post 9/11 scenario. This study becomes pertinent in the context of the recently held American presidential elections in which Donald Trump, notorious for anti-Muslim rhetoric and policies, has turned out to be victorious. This article has used detailed interviewing of the victims and witnesses as its main source of getting the first hand information. Besides this, fact and figures and qualitative narratives of relevant incidents from authentic books, newspapers and United States Federal Bureau of Investigations’ website have been included.