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Understanding and Ameliorating Islamophobia

Moten, Abdul Rashid (2012) Understanding and Ameliorating Islamophobia. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology., 9 (1). pp. 155-178. ISSN 1584-1057

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Though centuries old, Islamophobia has increased in intensity as it is extensively documented by surveys and reports published by various governmental and non-governmental organizations. This dislike towards Islam and Muslims is, due, amongst other factors, to an increasing number of Muslim citizens and asylum seekers in the West bent upon preserving their own identity giving rise to the perception of "us" versus "them." Such negative evaluations by the in-group may be due to the conflicting values, beliefs and the actual or perceived threat posed by Muslims. This is also attributed to the negative messages transmitted by the national media and the powerful elite. The strategy for countering Islamophobia must concentrate on "unlearning intolerance" by focusing on removing negative perceptions through education, reforming the media and reshaping the foreign policy of Western powers.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1667/29309
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamophobia; Nongovernmental organizations; Islam; Muslims; Political refugees
Subjects: J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Professor Abdul Rashid Moten
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2015 02:29
Last Modified: 08 May 2016 06:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29309

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