Fear of Muslims?: International Perspectives on Islamophobia by Douglas Pratt, Rachel Woodlock

By Douglas Pratt, Rachel Woodlock

This booklet takes a sober, evidenced-based examine the modern phenomenon of Islamophobia in either ‘old-world’ Europe, and the ‘new-world’ of the United States and Australia, and Southeast Asia. It comprises theoretical and conceptual discussions approximately what Islamophobia is, the way it manifests, and the way it may be addressed, including old research, utilized study and case-study chapters, contemplating the truth that manifests as a terror of Muslims.

anxiousness in regards to the world’s moment greatest faith manifests as prejudice, discrimination and vilification and, in severe instances, violence and homicide. the true and perceived difficulties of the connection among Islam and the West give a contribution to the phenomenon of Islamophobia.

This is a distinct, multi-disciplinary paintings, with authors drawing close the subject from a few educational disciplines and from various spiritual and nationwide backgrounds, supplying for a better appreciation of the complexity and variety of Islamophobia. This multicultural and multi-religious procedure undergirds the dear insights the amount provides.

This publication could be of curiosity to all excited about the phenomenon of Islamophobia, and particularly researchers and scholars within the social sciences, in addition to students with a particular curiosity in Muslims residing as minorities within the West. additionally, these operating in political technological know-how, diplomacy, sociology, spiritual reviews and different fields will all locate it of worth.

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The wider phenomenon of Islamophobia includes the prejudiced perception that Islam has no values in common with other cultures, is inferior to the West, and is a violent political ideology rather than a religion as such. In most western societies there was evidence of an increase in Islamophobia as a result of the September 11, 2001 attacks, or simply in response to the increased presence of Muslims in the Western world (Vertovec 2002). Since then Muslims all over Europe have been suffering from a growing degree of discrimination, whether perceived or real, as well as being the targets of insult, even violence.

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