Islamophobia in America: The Anatomy of Intolerance by Carl W. Ernst (eds.)

By Carl W. Ernst (eds.)

Islamophobia in the United States deals new views on prejudice opposed to Muslims, which has turn into more and more common within the united states some time past decade. The individuals record the heritage of anti-Islamic sentiment in American tradition, the scope of equipped anti-Muslim propaganda, and the institutionalization of this type of intolerance.

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For instance, as the twentieth century opened, American James L. 11 Although many imperial officials and even many missionaries had a more nuanced view of Islam tempered by their direct experience of Muslim cultures, few attempted to dispel the popular perception regarding Islam’s threat. British and American experience of Muslims could diverge significantly. Throughout the two centuries of British rule in South Asia, Britons consistently differentiated Indians according to what they presumed to be mutually exclusionary, if not antagonistic, communities.

19. Thomas Jefferson, Memoirs, Correspondence, and Private Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Late President of the United States, volume I, ed. Thomas Jefferson Randolph (London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1829), pp. 38–39. 20. John Locke, John Locke: A Letter Concerning Toleration, in Focus, ed. John P. Horton and Susan Mendus (London: Routledge, 1991), p. 35. 21. Locke, p. 32. 22. James Mill, The History of British India, ed. William Thomas (Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1975 [1817]), p.

3 One is hard-pressed to find public opinion surveys that inquire into attitudes toward Muslims prior to 9/11. In one of these rare surveys conducted a few days before the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, one can see that the general public for the most part had little knowledge and interest in Islam at this time. ” Fourteen percent had favorable impressions and 22 percent had unfavorable impressions. 4 Less than a decade later, there is a dramatic shift in American public opinion. An ABC News Poll conducted soon after the attacks of 9/11 found that 47 percent of Americans had a favorable opinion of Islam; 39 percent had an unfavorable opinion; and 13 percent expressed no opinion.

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