The United States is one of the most religiously diverse countries in the world. In light of history of devastation caused due to hatred fueled by religious intolerance, U.S. has devised various laws and regulations to protect rights of different religious groups. Unfortunately, religious discrimination is still prevailing in the United States, especially against minorities. Religious discrimination refers to unfavorable and unjust treatment against an individual due to their religious background.
Discrimination refers to an unfair or biased treatment of people due to their racial background, gender, age or even religion. Religious discrimination, a term used to refer to the prejudiced treatment of certain people due to their religious beliefs, is becoming a serious concern. Every year hundreds and thousands of people face different treatment due to their personal religious beliefs. According to FBI hate crime statistics, while people from all religions are victims of religious discrimination, a vast number of them belong to minority groups such as Jews and Muslims.