1994 to now: The rise in Islamophobia:
hate speech &
violence against Muslims,
mainly in the U.S.
"Jim Jones, David Koresh and Meir Kahane do not typify Christianity
and Judaism in the eyes of the civilized West, but those same eyes are prone
to see Osama bin Laden and Mullah Muhammad Omar as typifying Islam,"
Richard Bulliet. 1
"Radical Islam is the problem; moderate Islam is the solution." Daniel Pipes 2
"The plain fact is there is no moderate Islam and no moderate Muslim." Jaladhi 3
We define "Islamophobia" as
"Fear and/or hatred of Muslims, or of the religion of Islam, and/or a desire to
limit the civil liberties of Muslims."
In our glossary of religious and spiritual terms, we note that Islamophobia:
"... is often exhibited by a person attributing the
actions of a few extreme, violent, fundamentalist Muslim terrorists to the
entire population of Muslims or to the religion of Islam."
This section discusses Islamophobia starting before the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York City and Washington and continuing until the present time.
Topics included in this section:
The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above
essay. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today.
Richard Bulliet, "The case for Islamo-Christian civilization," Columbia
University Press, (2004). Read
reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store
Richard Handler, "Islam's angry women," Canadian Broadcasting Corp., 2010-JAN-12, at: http://www.cbc.ca/
Jaladhi, "There is no moderate Islam - only a figment of imagination and pipe dream!!!," 2010-SEP-08, at: http://www.danielpipes.org/
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Last update: 2014-JUN-04
Author: B. A. Robinson