The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) recently conducted a test to show the world just how bad Islamophobia really is.
Inside Out London, a BBC One project that distribute real life stories and investigations in England, sent out identical CVs by two "fake" candidates - Adam and Mohamed - to 100 job vacancies to see if a Muslim name will play a role in depicting how many interviews the candidate will land.
The findings revealed that the English-sounding name (Adam) was offered three times the number of interviews than an applicant with a Muslim name (Mohamed), despite the fact that both CVs laid out an identical set of skills and experiences.
Adam was offered 12 interviews, Mohamed was offered 4
British Muslims are "less proportionately represented in managerial and professional occupations than any other religious group," according to the BBC.
The BBC findings were based on a small sample size, however previously conducted academic studies prove just the same.
In fact, Muslim men are 76 percent less likely to be employed as opposed to their white Christian counterparts, according to research conducted by the Research Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol.
"What we've identified very clearly is that the Muslim-sounding person's CV is only likely to get an interview in one out of three cases," said Tariq Modood, a professor at the University of Bristol after analyzing the findings.
"I thought the response rate would be less than 50 percent [for the Muslim-sounding name] so it's worse than I thought, especially in a city like London."
How many Muslims live in the UK?
Islam is the second largest religion in the United Kingdom - with Muslims making up 4.5 percent of the total UK population.
In 2014, a record 3,046,607 Muslims were reported to be living in England and Wales – representing 5.4 per cent of the population in those areas.
Some London neighborhoods are nearly 50 percent Muslim.
There are 77,000 Muslims in Scotland and 3,800 in Northern Ireland.
Despite the vast number of Muslims in the country, Modood among many others have been required to use different names at work.
"I had a student job where the employer looked at my name and said 'Oh, that won't do, introduce yourself as Terry Miles' or something like that. I was very unhappy to do so," Modood said.
With Islamophobia on the rise, Muslims in the UK are doing what it takes to counter those misconceptions.
Recently, the Muslim community in the UK launched a "Visit My Mosque" campaign, inviting hundreds of Britons to visit and get to know the Muslim community first-hand.
More than 150 mosques took part in the project.