Homa Miazad and her daughter Nadia Najim are anxious. “The internet has affected me most,” Miazad explained. “It’s like road rage. Behind a computer, people can really be hateful, and I carry that fear with me through the day.”
Miazad and her daughter were members of a panel on Islamophobia held at the City Club of Portland in January. She wore the two-piece hijab, a close-fitting purple cap under a black scarf, tucked neatly around her shoulders. As she talked, she gestured with her hands, fingers bright with red nail polish.