he image of American Muslims is in serious disrepair. A January 2010 Gallup poll found that almost half of Americans hold anunfavourable view of Islam. About the same number of Americans harbour personal prejudice towards Muslims, according to the poll.
These numbers become especially troubling when we consider that two-thirds of the Americans polled admit to knowing little to nothing about Islam.
Why are many Americans distrustful of a religion and people they know very little about?