ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-Muslim (audio)
: characterized by or expressing hostility or discrimination toward Muslims or the Islamic faith
anti-Muslim rhetoric
… a campaign aimed at stirring up anti-Muslim feelings among the Bosnian Serbs.Tom Gjelten

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Advertisement Soros’s strong views on Modi and Hindu nationalism At Munich, Soros criticized Modi for his anti-Muslim policies and cronyism. Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 28 Apr. 2023 The claim: Switzerland banned COVID-19 vaccine An April 10 Facebook post (direct link, archive link) features a screenshot of an article published by Pamela Geller, a far-right, anti-Muslim activist. Hannah Hudnall, USA TODAY, 17 Apr. 2023 The resolution that Democrats ended up introducing and passing in the spring of 2019 included condemnation of anti-Muslim bias but did not mention of Omar’s name. Farnoush Amiri,, 9 Apr. 2023 But Stahl didn’t mention Greene spoke at a white nationalist event a year ago while a member of Congress or her extreme anti-Muslim views and her defense of January 6 rioters. Dean Obeidallah, CNN, 3 Apr. 2023 Hate crimes against Muslims in the US surged 500% from 2000 to 2009, according to a Brown University study, reflecting an increase in anti-Muslim sentiment after the 9/11 attacks. John Blake, CNN, 8 Mar. 2023 The posts included anti-Muslim slurs and trophy photos of captives bleeding from the head. Newley Purnell, WSJ, 6 Mar. 2023 Is there pressure being put on you, whether anti-Muslim or pro-nationalist, from B.J.P. supporters or even the R.S.S.? Simon Abrams, The New Yorker, 16 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-Muslim was in 1865

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“Anti-Muslim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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