An important consideration of how groups manage change is reflected in the concept of community resilience. This is particularly relevant given the historical and current issue of Islamophobia as well as policies on US immigration and shifts in community demographics. This chapter reviews community resilience in the above context, explores the roots of how/why problems occur, and gives examples of response within the Muslim community and suggestions for individuals/communities. The material for this chapter includes literature review, the author’s experiences, and round-table discussions with young Muslim professionals/physicians.
KeywordsCommunity Resilience Islamophobia Zero-sum Immigration Religion Cognitive dissonance
The author would like to acknowledge Patricia O’Connor for her review and suggestions in the writing of this chapter as well as Shahina Siddiqui for her feedback. He would also like to thank Drs. Ahmad Khan, Mustafa Abdulhusein, Yawar Abbas, Ali Pervais, Sameera Rasheed, and Hassan Pervais for their input.
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