The purpose of this app is to enable individuals that have been subjected to legal, social, religious, and political discrimination, or on the receiving end of an anti-Muslim prejudiced incident or hate crime, to document the situation and create a comprehensive statistical picture of the Islamophobia phenomenon.
“The Challenge of Islamophobia. Participants in survey identified Islamophobia, “as a major challenge [with] a full 60 percent of respondents said they knew someone who had been discriminated against; 40 percent said that they had experienced personal discrimination. about half reported knowing a victim of a hate crime, and 23 percent indicated that they had been victims of a hate crime.“
A 2015 CAIR Report on bullying, documented that “55% of the American Muslim students surveyed reported being subjected to some form of bullying based on their religious identity.”
The Islamophobia Reporting App is an academic-based initiative seeking to utilize collected data to enable policymakers, civic leaders, as well as community members, to counter Islamophobia. We want to shed light on the problem of under-reporting cases of Islamophobia and provide accessible data for the general public and policy makers. Our aim is for the data to be far-reaching and comprehensive enough to cover anti-Muslim discrimination and bolster the collective awareness of all Americans concerned with the rising tide of Islamophobia.
Islamophobia Studies Center (ISC) is a Berkeley, California initiative that focuses on a systematic and empirical approach to the study of Islamophobia and its impact on Muslim communities. The construction of the app was facilitated by funding provided by the Islamophobia Studies Center.