Islamophobia: America's New Fear Industry
Schwartz, Stephen, Phi Kappa Phi Forum
Since Sept. 11, 2001. Americans, both elite and ordinary, have found themselves inveigled and sometimes convinced by a new bigotry: Islamophobia. Prior 10 the Al-Qaida attacks on New York and Washington. D. C.. contempt for Arabs and Iranians was a low-intensity element in American public discourse, motivated by resentment over the geopolitical role of the Middle Eastern energy-producing countries. Knowledge of the religion of Islam was sparse; most Americans seemed to have discovered the existence of Islam and Muslims in the aftermath of one day of fear nine years ago.
The growth of a volatile American anti-Muslim sentiment following the 2001 atrocities might have seemed …
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Publication information: Article title: Islamophobia: America's New Fear Industry. Contributors: Schwartz, Stephen - Author. Magazine title: Phi Kappa Phi Forum. Volume: 90. Issue: 3 Publication date: Fall 2010. Page number: 19+. © 2008 Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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