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Islamophobic rhetoric in the wake of the Orlando mass killing

Mohamed Ali, Haja Mohideen and Haja Mohideen, Shamimah (2016) Islamophobic rhetoric in the wake of the Orlando mass killing. International Journal of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, 1 (3). pp. 19-25.

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Abstract

The paper seeks to identify Islamophobic terms which are directed at Islam and Muslims in a highly pejorative manner. The data was collected from www.yahoo.com/news/us for a duration of one week following the massacre of nearly 50 members of the LGBT community in a gay club in Orlando, Florida, by a single radicalized Muslim of Afghan descent. Articles related to the tragic incident which appeared in the above mentioned website were perused for Islamophobic language. It was found that there is a tendency to overgeneralize Islam and its followers on the basis of the actions of a few radicalized individuals and organizations which abused Islam by their activities which were not condoned by the religion. The lexical collocation of words including Islam and other religious terms were used without a proper understanding of what they really meant and showed much bias towards Islam and its followers.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 489052468
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamophobia, Islamophobes, rhetoric, radical Islam, Islamist
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H61.8 Communication of information
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr Haja Mohideen
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 12:22
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2016 12:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52468

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