Islamophobia

Muslims or those perceived to be Muslim suffer from discrimination, stigmatisation and exclusion in all areas of life such as employment, education, vocational training, services and political participation, but also from racist violence and speech, especially on the internet. Islamophobia is a specific form of racism that must be tackled. read more

Quick Facts

  • 11% of Muslim respondents to a FRA survey were victims of racially motivated crime at least once in the 12 months preceding the survey
  • 1 in 4 Muslims have been stopped by the police in the previous 12 months
  • There was a 110% increase in reported Islamophobic incidents between January 2014 and January 2015

FAQ

  • Who are Muslim Europeans?
  • What is Islamophobia? How can it be a form of racism as Islam is not a race?
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Our members’ work

Check out ENAR member organisations’ initiatives on Islamophobia at national and local level

Forgotten Women: the impact of Islamophobia on Muslim women

This project aims to document the disproportionate effect of Islamophobia on women and develop alliances between the anti-racism and feminist movements in order to better address the intersectional discrimination affecting Muslim women.

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With the support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union, the Open Society Foundations, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Sigrid Rausing Trust