Book review : American Islamophobia: understanding the roots and rise of fear

Haynes, Jeffrey (2019) Book review : American Islamophobia: understanding the roots and rise of fear. Democratization, 27 (3). pp. 501-502. ISSN 1743-890X

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What is Islamophobia and why is it a problem in the USA? According to Beydoun, Islamophobia, understood as dread or hatred of Islam, is a key feature of American politics and society, which has been growing in significance since the Iran “hostage crisis” of 1979–81, when 62 US diplomats were detained by Iran’s revolutionary government for 444 days. The crisis did for Jimmy Carter’s hopes to be re-elected as president in 1980. Fast-forward 36 years and the election of Donald Trump as president in 2016 is seen by Beydoun as a further step down the road of a vilification of Muslims in the USA, a process immensely hastened and deepened by 11 September 2001 (“9/11”), when nearly 3,000 people were killed by an al Qaeda attack on the USA.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamophobia; Islam; Muslims; United States
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
School of Social Sciences (to June 2021)
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Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2019 11:41
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2021 12:02


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