Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Vol 44, No 1 (2015)

An Urgent Need to Consider How to Define Islamophobia

Göran Larsson, Åke Sander
Issued Date: 17 Mar 2015

Abstract


This short discussion article addresses both the problem/s of defining Islamophobia and the ways in which our definitions impact on how we see the world and by what method/s the social problem of Islamophobia is measured. Because of growing internal tensions among Muslims in the world and because of the politicised nature of Islam and Muslims in the West, we argue that there is a growing need to consider how Islamophobia should be defined.

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DOI: 10.1558/bsor.v44i1.26849

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