The terrorist attacks of 9/11 resulted in a growing public suspicion and mistrust toward Muslims and Islam. This year, the debate over the proposed site of Park51, or the "Ground Zero mosque" caused an uproar and increase of Islamophobia. Recently, the TSA has tightened airport security measures by installing Advanced Imaging Technology and full-body scanners. Muslims are often stopped and searched when they fly, women wearing head scarves have become a target, and hate crimes against Muslims have spiked. In this panel, Elliott Bazzano and Sohaira Siddiqui, graduate students in the Department of Religious Studies, will discuss their experiences as Muslims in the United States today; Muslims as the new targeted group; racism, discrimination, and religious and racial profiling. Eddy F. Alvarez, graduate student in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and VP, Internal Affairs for the Graduate Students Association; Reginald Archer, graduate student in the Department of Geography; and Lily Anne Y. Welty, graduate student in the History Department and the VP of Academic Affairs for the Graduate Students Association, will share similar experiences of profiling, policing, and criminalization of other historically targeted communities. The panel will be moderated by Walid Afifi, Professor in the Department of Communication at UCSB.