What is Islamophobia?

What is Islamophobia?

It refers to propaganda used to instill fear amongst people and hate towards the religion of Islam and its practitioner or those who “appear” to be Muslim. Islamophobes are the people who push this fear and hatred. Oftentimes, Islamophobes also push propaganda to dehumanize immigrants and refugees. The victims of Islamophobic hate crimes are oftentimes non-Muslim but are believed to be Muslim by the perpetrator. The Sikh community in the United States have faced the some of the worse victimization as Sikh men wear turbans as a religious practice and are misidentified by perpetrators as Muslim, the intended victim of the crime. The Center for American Progress has identified the “Islamophobic Network” in the United States, which is a $57 million industry of think tanks, foundations, media outlets, grass root organizations and individuals. See https://islamophobianetwork.com

2018-10-08T21:41:30+00:00October 8th, 2018|