Asma Fahmi says she has experienced overt racism. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Muslims in Sydney experience discrimination and verbal slurs at three times the rate of all other Australians, a study that is the first of its kind in the country has found.

Nearly two thirds of Muslims surveyed had been subjected to racism, with one in 10 reporting such encounters as happening “often or very often”.

Despite much higher rates of experiencing racism than the Australian average, nearly 86 per cent felt that relations between Muslims and non-Muslism were friendly.

Source: Study finds Sydney Muslims experience racism three times the rate of other Australians