Why Mapping Islamophobia?

Islamophobia refers to negative attitudes towards Islam and Muslims. Like other forms of prejudice, it reflects dislike or suspicion of a particular group of people based on negative assumptions about who they are, where they come from, what they believe, and how they live their lives. Islamophobia has been present in the United States for a long time. More recent developments have made it part of public life as never before. While we also see vital efforts to counter this trend, it is important to shine light on the continuing presence of Islamophobia in our communities. This project is dedicated to doing just that.

What we do.

This project uses maps, available via the menu at the top of the page, to provide data in a way that empowers viewers to develop their own understanding of Islamophobia in the United States. Our maps present carefully curated information about the nature of events and incidents that Islamophobia inspires, when and where they have taken place across the United States, and the people who have fallen victim to them.

How we do it.

This web site does not offer its own analysis of the information we present. We have produced these maps as tools to help you reach your own conclusions about how Islamophobia might affect American Muslims, American Muslim communities, and our broader American national community. Each of the interactive maps on this site include sources so that you can read more about the Islamophobic events and incidents that appear.