Rabat - A new survey by the U.S.-based Institute for Social Policy and Understanding suggests that though American Muslims are far more likely to face religious discrimination, they are the most optimistic, democratic, and anti-violent religious group in the country, when compared to their Jewish, Protestant and Catholic counterparts.

Ebrahim with his granddaughter Zrahaa Mohammed at a park in Dearborn, Michigan, April 9, 2003. (Reuters / Rebecca Cook)
Zainab Calcuttawala is an American journalist based in Morocco.