What is Islamopobia? – Racism, Homo Islamicus, Subordination and the War on Terror

In this video by Mancha Productions Arun Kundnani (author of The Muslims Are Coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror), Deepa Kumar (author of Islamophobia and the politics of empire) and Narzanin Massoumi and David Miller (with Tom Mills authors of What is Islamophobia? – Racism, Social Movements and the State).

They talk about Islamophobia in relation to racism, the War on Terror, empire, the state and subordination of Muslims.

islamophobia from Mancha Productions on Vimeo.

9 thoughts on “What is Islamopobia? – Racism, Homo Islamicus, Subordination and the War on Terror

  1. Somebody heard of Hindufobia or Buddistfobia?

    Please explain…..

    • If oil and gas were find in hindu countries, western leaders would install the right rigimes in those countries that supported them with getting the resources. People would protest and if with violance white western people would defelop hinduphobia.

      • In het Nederlands.
        We betalen de maximale prijs voor de olie en gas.
        Hoe de Arabische (moslimlanden) dat besteden is hun eigen verantwoordelijkheid.
        In India vind b.v. in de kledingindustrie ernstig misbruik plaats door westerse bedrijven.
        De veelal hindoeïstische bevolking heeft veel reden om ons westerlingen te haten maar het leidt niet tot terrorisme en hindoefobie hier.

  2. Islamophobia is a deep fear towards Islam, it doesn´t necessarily imply hate, it implies that many people are very afraid of Islam which is understandable for what is happening around the world.But that is also different from having a rational critical sustainable opinion over Islam, understanding the danger of applying political correctness over a theocratic ideology.

  3. Islamophobia is what happens to you after Allah casts terror into your heart.
    Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”

    • The quote is said to angels, not to humans. Therefore the quote plays in the non-physical world and thus is an image.

  4. I don’t know if you are interested in European literature, but there is a novel about this topic by Gabor Nogradi (he is a very popular writer in Hungary). The book is about a an Arab boy and his father who are against terrorism. For me the story is even more interesting knowing the Jewish roots of the writer. It’s a fiction – unfortunately, because mainly it’s not about religions or races, but about humans.

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