The only common aspect among all definitions of Islamophobia is that all of them have something negative to say about Muslims or Islam or both. This book traces Islamophobia as a phenomenon from history and attempts to break some of the myths that are dominant in contemporary literature. It explains how the fear of Islam travelled through ages, adding more ills into its ambit and escalating to a level of generalized fear of Muslims today. Islamophobia: History, Context and Deconstruction challenges many established theories including that of the influential post-colonial writer and critic. Edward Said's view that Islamophobia is European hostility and prejudice towards Arabo-Muslim people. The author envisages Islamophobia as a multidimensional construct and provides tools for measuring its manifold dimensions. The book focuses on providing a diagnosis of the problem and prognostic solutions to avoid further degradation of the relations between Islam, the West and the rest. It is a response from the East to the Western discourses on Islamophobia.

Clash of Civilization or Islam versus West

Clash of civilization or islam versus west

It is interesting to note that, on the one hand, social media is creating a unified culture across the world by bridging the sociocultural and political gaps, whereas, on the other hand, the emergence of Daesh, ISIS, Al-Qaeda and ongoing wars in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq is pushing the world into a clash of civilization like situation. The state of engagement between Islam and the West, as competing partners, is the most visible account of the ongoing state of conflicts in the contemporary world. Islam is often regarded as misanthropy and its followers as misanthropists and anti-democratic entities, whereas the West is evinced as the democracy lover and torchbearer of human ...

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