A UC Berkeley study explores Islamophobia 20 years post 9/11
This year, UC Berkeley scholars released a report that dug into the question: How common is Islamophobia nearly 20 years since 9/11?
They surveyed more than a thousand people from Muslim communities nationwide about their anti-Muslim experiences — whether from private citizens, or government. Almost two-thirdssaid they had either personally experienced or know someone who had been affected by policies targeting Muslims.
Elsadig Elsheikh co-authored the study "Islamophobia Through the Eyes of Muslims." He’s the director of the Global Justice Program at UC Berkeley's Othering & Belonging Institute. In this interview, he talks about his findings.
This interview was produced by Ellen Finn