Americans' feelings toward Islam and its followers might be worse today than at any time in the post-9/11 era, according to one activist. Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, cited multiple reasons, including Republicans' insistence in calling President Obama's faith into question, insisting he practices Islam.

"The anti-Muslim sentiment is more now than 10 years ago," Walid said.

Walid added there are influential people, such as entertainer Hank Williams Jr., "Using Muslims to score points."

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