While people like Trump are still running for office, while terrorism continues to exist, while people continue to get their information from the press; tensions towards Muslims will continue to escalate. People are stupid. People are uneducated. People are pack animals.
Unfortunately, it will take a lot to reverse the damage done.
Yes, the religious tensions towards Muslims are likely to continue escalating. We live in a time filled with fear and as a result, hatred and bigotry. Many people are afraid or insecure about their lives. As a result, they are looking for someone to blame or somewhere to place their anger that comes from fear. Right now, Muslims are being held up as that group of people to blame.
The migrant crisis speaks volumes. People are being forced to flee their own countries, unable to cope with the turn of events. It is definitely a moment of crisis all over the world. Additionally the Paris attacks and similar attacks elsewhere has compelled everyone to ask questions. But the atmosphere of tension and fear prevails among all peoples irrespective of their beliefs, everyone fears for their lives and the lives of their near and dear ones. It is a moment to act with unity and understand that all life is precious. The most important religion is love not hate, all religions at heart, surely believe in the sacredness of life.
After the California attacks I saw a phenomenon start to happen. Muslims began to come out publicly to denounce the attack and the extremist views. I even saw a video from England where a man had attacked people with a knife. There was a Muslim man in the vicinity yelling at him that "You are not a muslim". Islam is not about violence and he was reminding the man of that. In the wake of Islamic extremism we have to realize that together we stand and divided we fall. If the public figures can keep that in mind and not fan the flames of bigotry any more than they have been, we should really see a decrease in the tensions against our fellow Muslim citizens.