The backlash is baa-aack.
As for an actual backlash against Muslims in the U.S.? That's a subject of some debate.
With your indulgence, I'll reference one more time what I said in the immediate aftermath of this week's Brussels terror attacks:
Key, again, is factual reporting that highlights the various strains of Islam (as we have said a million times, there is "no one Islam") and avoids the simplistic "Islamophobia" propaganda that plagued so much of the coverage last time.
USA Today, whose news coverage is to journalism what McDonald's cheeseburgers are to fine dining, didn't get the memo. But give the national newspaper credit for going all the way with its totally predictable, stereotypical approach. This is the online headline on the story featured in Thursday's print edition: