A new study found that Muslim Americans gave more to charity in 2020 than non-Muslims, despite making up just 1.1% of the population in the USA. Muslims gave more than $4.3 billion to mostly nonreligious causes, thus becoming the most generous minority in the US.
Muslims in several Western countries have expressed their shock after knowing that state bodies were secretly spying on mosques and worshipers under the pretext of combating extremism, a phenomenon described by the media as "suspicious acts fueled by Islamophobia." https://youtu.be/f_LKpSZapNU
A few days ago, a different experience was offered by the 6th MKE Muslim Film Festival which used art to fight Islamophobia and helped Western societies gain a deeper understanding of Islam and Muslims, by presenting the stories of Muslims from all over the world.
The city of Hamtramck, Michigan, will become the first US city to have its council composed entirely of Muslims, as the elections resulted in electing 3 Muslims, who joined the 3 current members of the council of the city known for its large immigrant population.
A few days ago, 30 US lawmakers introduced a bill in the House of Representatives against growing incidents of Islamophobia worldwide. The bill urges The Department of State to include Islamophobic violence and impunity in its annual human rights reports.
Brigham Young University in Utah, the largest Christian religious university in the USA, has opened a second prayer room dedicated to Muslim researchers and visitors, confirming its rejection of Islamophobia and belief in Muslims’ right to practice their rituals.
Analysts have expressed their deep concern over the results of the FBI annual report, which revealed a sharp rise in hate crimes in the USA in 2020, calling for rapid action to identify the causes and work to address them to avoid the deterioration of the situation.
Illinois, USA has adopted a new law that allows student athletes the freedom to modify uniforms for cultural, religious reasons, which means that Muslim female athletes are allowed to wear the veil and modest fashion without the need for a waiver or a penalty.
Physicians at medical universities and hospitals in Michigan, USA published recommendations for caring for Muslim women who wear a hijab. The study aimed to enhance the healthcare provided to Muslim women so that it aligns with their cultural beliefs and practices.
A children's novel entitled Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero by Pakistani-American writer Saadia Faruqi was recently published in the USA, highlighting the huge impact of 9/11 and Islamophobia on the lives of American Muslims and how their suffering continues until now.