Islamophobia: The Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century by John L. EspositoIslamophobia: The Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century by John L. Esposito

Islamophobia: The Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century

EditorJohn L. Esposito, Ibrahim Kalin

Paperback | April 13, 2011

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Islamophobia has been on the rise since September 11, as seen in countless cases of discrimination, racism, hate speeches, physical attacks, and anti-Muslim campaigns. The 2006 Danish cartoon crisis and the controversy surrounding Pope Benedict XVI's Regensburg speech have underscored theurgency of such issues as image-making, multiculturalism, freedom of expression, respect for religious symbols, and interfaith relations. The 1997 Runnymede Report defines Islamophobia as "dread, hatred, and hostility towards Islam and Muslims perpetuated by a series of closed views that imply and attribute negative and derogatory stereotypes and beliefs to Muslims." Violating the basic principles of human rights civil liberties, andreligious freedom, Islamophobic acts take many different forms. In some cases, mosques, Islamic centers, and Muslim properties are attacked and desecrated. In the workplace, schools, and housing, it takes the form of suspicion, staring, hazing, mockery, rejection, stigmatizing and outrightdiscrimination. In public places, it occurs as indirect discrimination, hate speech, and denial of access to goods and services. This collection of essays takes a multidisciplinary approach to Islamophobia, bringing together the expertise and experience of Muslim, American, and European scholars. Analysis is combined with policy recommendations. Contributors discuss and evaluate good practices already in place and offer newmethods for dealing with discrimination, hatred, and racism.
John L. Esposito is University Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University. Ibrahim Kalin is Assistant Professor of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
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Title:Islamophobia: The Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.79 inPublished:April 13, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199753652

ISBN - 13:9780199753659

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"Edited with skill by John L. Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin...Together the authors give a comprehensive, well-documented account of the historical roots of present-day Islamophobia." --Times Literary Supplement