California, Wisconsin and Tennessee, among others, have, respectively, fought plans that various parties had put forward to build Muslim houses of worship around the country.
Protesters are reportedly worried about the possibility of violence that may accompany such structures.
The question is being asked, where it involves why anti-Islamic sentiment, why is it so evident in some areas of the U.S.?
Expert Dave Lefcourt credits America's two wars in Islamic countries as a primary reason for public anxiety.
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