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ISBN13: 9781608462117
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In response to the events of 9/11, the Bush administration launched a “war on terror,” ushering in an era of anti-Muslim racism, or Islamophobia. However, 9/11 did not create the image of the "Muslim enemy." This book examines the historic relationship between anti-Muslim racism and the agenda of empire building.

Beginning in the eleventh century and the context of the Crusades, Deepa Kumar offers a sweeping historical analysis of the changing views of Islam and Muslims in the West, examining the ways that ruling elites throughout history have used the specter of a “Muslim enemy” to justify their imperial projects.

The language of Islamophobia that was developed in the context of the European colonization of the Middle East continues to thrive today in the United States. Kumar expertly exposes and debunks various myths about Muslims and Islam that have become widely accepted in the US.

She goes on to analyze the US's checkered attitude towards the parties of political Islam, outlining how it has treated Islamists as both allies and enemies. By examining local conditions that have allowed for the growth of Islamists, Kumar shows that these parties are not inevitable in Muslim-majority countries but are rather a contemporary phenomenon similar to the rise of Christian, Jewish, and Hindu fundamentalisms.

The final section of the book sheds light on how the use of Islamophobia in justifying foreign policy necessitates and facilitates political repression at home. Attacks on Muslim Americans have spread to attacks on dissent in general. Kumar concludes by making a powerful case for a grassroots movement that challenges anti-Muslim racism and the projects of empire.

Deepa Kumar is an associate professor of media studies and Middle East studies at Rutgers University and the author of Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization and the UPS Strike. Kumar has contributed to numerous outlets including the BBC, USA Today, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Islamophobia examines the origins of the ongoing assault on Muslims and Arabs in the U.S., and the "war on terror"

Synopsis:

In response to the events of 9/11, the Bush administration launched a "war on terror" ushering in an era of anti-Muslim racism, or Islamophobia. However, 9/11 alone did not create Islamophobia. This book examines the historic relationship between Islamophobia and the agenda of empire-building.

Deepa Kumar is an associate professor of media studies and Middle East studies at Rutgers University and the author of Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization and the UPS Strike. Kumar has contributed to numerous outlets including the BBC, USA Today, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

About the Author

Deepa Kumar is an Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle East Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization and the UPS Strike. She has offered her analysis on Islamophobia to numerous outlets around the world including the BBC, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Mexico's Proseco, China International radio, and Gulf News from Dubai.

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fnealsept, August 2, 2012 (view all comments by fnealsept)
logically anyone born a muslim will more than likely believe in that fairy tale. i was born in a christian family but have realized that there is no "true" religion, we're all humans and the only rule is to treat everyone else like you want to be treated. having visited moslem countries and reading some of the news coming from them i think they exhibit extremely anti-social behavior and probably have a deep inferiority complex. historically, the muslim fairy tale appears to want to destroy any other religion that believes differently from them. what's that old saying, "you hate what you don't understand". they have no concept of tolerance now, nor in the past six hundred or so years. it's atrocious the way they treat their own women!! i wish there was an answer to their aggressive behavior and the intolerance they exhibit chiefly in saudia arabia. i'm saddened that a woman could even think about defending this fairy tale. poor woman, this one.
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logically anyone born a muslim will more than likely believe in that fairy tale. i was born in a christian family but have realized that there is no "true" religion, we're all humans and the only rule is to treat everyone else like you want to be treated. having visited moslem countries and reading some of the news coming from them i think they exhibit extremely anti-social behavior and probably have a deep inferiority complex. historically, the muslim fairy tale appears to want to destroy any other religion that believes differently from them. what's that old saying, "you hate what you don't understand". they have no concept of tolerance now, nor in the past six hundred or so years. it's atrocious the way they treat their own women!! i wish there was an answer to their aggressive behavior and the intolerance they exhibit chiefly in saudia arabia. i'm saddened that a woman could even think about defending this fairy tale. poor woman, this one.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781608462117
Author:
Kumar, Deepa
Publisher:
Haymarket Books
Subject:
Sociology-Islamic Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Islamophobia examines the origins of the ongoing assault on Muslims and Arabs in the U.S., and the "war on terror"
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In response to the events of 9/11, the Bush administration launched a "war on terror" ushering in an era of anti-Muslim racism, or Islamophobia. However, 9/11 alone did not create Islamophobia. This book examines the historic relationship between Islamophobia and the agenda of empire-building.

Deepa Kumar is an associate professor of media studies and Middle East studies at Rutgers University and the author of Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization and the UPS Strike. Kumar has contributed to numerous outlets including the BBC, USA Today, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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