Muslims in America are more vulnerable to bigotry and Islamophobia as a result of Donald Trump's behaviour and actions than they were after the 9/11 attacks, according to a leading Muslim activist.
As the country approaches the anniversary of Mr Trump's first year in office, Ibrahim Hooper said such was the level of anxiety and apprehension, many Muslims were fearful to public display signs of their faith. A number of Muslim women, for instance, were deciding not to to appear in public wearing the veil.
"It's not just Americans Muslims [who feel anxious]," Mr Hooper, a founder of the Council On American-Islamic Relations, told The Independent. "We have have seen white supremacists emboldened under Trump."