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Widen understanding of Islamophobia, causes and victims

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2023) Widen understanding of Islamophobia, causes and victims. New Straits Times, 7 Jun 2023.

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Unelected and undemocratic ruling elites in Muslim-majority countries often resort to Islamophobic oppression to divert attention from corruption, poor governance and other real issues. They do so to please Islamophobic regional/global powers with a view to remain in power at all costs. In the discussion of Islamophobia, there is a tendency to focus only on physical violence. As a result, intellectual work that incites Islamophobia is given inadequate attention. In other words, the discussion of physical violence outweighs that of epistemic violence (or violence through knowledge). What is more, Muslims often seek to counter epistemic violence through street protests which eventually become counterproductive.

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP190.5 Islamization of Knowledge
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2023 12:06
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2023 12:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/105041

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