COUNTERING ISLAMOPHOBIA: DRAWING ON BEST PRACTICES FROM ACROSS EUROPE

COUNTERING ISLAMOPHOBIA: DRAWING ON BEST PRACTICES FROM ACROSS EUROPE*

By Dr Amina Easat-Daas

Globally, there is an alarming proliferation and intensification of Islamophobia and it increasingly permeates a range of spheres. Islamophobia affects (but is not restricted to) policy and legal measures, media and also verbal and physical violence against Muslims, perceived Muslims, and Islamic spaces.

Islamophobic narratives frame Muslims and Islam as the “other”, they are seen to be carriers of violent threat, demographic threat, a cultural and moral threat, an economic threat, a threat to sexual freedoms and gender equality, and a threat to national peace and security.

 

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