Islamophobia, Health, and Public Health: A Systematic Literature Review.

  title={Islamophobia, Health, and Public Health: A Systematic Literature Review.},
  author={Goleen Samari and H{\'e}ctor E Alcal{\'a} and Mienah Zulfacar Sharif},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={108 6},
BACKGROUND In 2017, a "Muslim ban" on immigrants to the United States was coupled with a continued rise in Islamophobia and hate crimes toward Muslims. Islamophobia undermines health equity, yet delineating the effects of Islamophobia globally is challenging as it affects a myriad of groups (geographically, racially, and socially). Additionally, stereotypes equate all Muslims with populations from the Middle East and South Asia. To date, health research pays insufficient attention to… 
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