Saturday, 23 February 2013

[Mystery Babylon] Fear, a short chapter in the Muslim-West ties


Fear, a short chapter in the Muslim-West ties

It concerns me that Islamophobia, an irrational fear of Islam and animosity toward Muslims, is becoming a dominant paradigm through which all Western-Muslim relations are now being explored. A conglomerate of five Universities, led by Yıldız Technical University and the Istanbul municipality of Beykoz organized an international workshop on Islamophobia last January in Istanbul. In the workshop, scholars from the United States, the U.K., Europe, Russia and Turkey sought to define and understand the rather inexorable growth of anti-Islam and anti-Muslim sentiment in the West. ...
* Dr. Muqtedar Khan is Associate Professor at the University of Delaware and a Fellow of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.

More fear of "islamophobia" and love of the strange god and false prophet at Hurriyet Daily News