From Orientalism to Islamophobia

http://www.turkeyagenda.com/from-orientalism-to-islamophobia-796.html

The Islamophobia which could be read as a modern conceptualization of opposition to Islam, is accepted as a modern and secular discourse following September 11 in places where Muslim immigrants live densely, it actually is a phenomenon that has its roots back to the Middle Ages in Europe.

The perception of Islam as a threat to secularism, democracy and to Western civilizations in relation to that, seeing Islam and Muslims as a phenomenon that belongs to the Middle Ages due to many reasons, have all played a role directly in spreading fear of Islam and hatred from Islam while forming the theoric ground of mentioned opposition.

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From Orientalism to Islamophobia

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