Rethinking islamophobia : myth or reality / Azrul Azlan Abdul Rahman

Azrul Azlan, Abdul Rahman (2018) Rethinking islamophobia : myth or reality / Azrul Azlan Abdul Rahman. IDEALOGY, 3 (2). pp. 91-99. ISSN 2550-214X

Abstract

Does Islamophobia really exist? Or is the hatred and abuse of Muslims being exaggerated to suit politicians' needs and silence the critics of Islam? The trouble with Islamophobia is that it is an irrational concept. It confuses hatred of, and discrimination against, Muslims on the one hand with criticism of Islam on the other. The charge of Islamophobia' is all too often used not to highlight racism but to stifle criticism. Islamophobia can generally be defined as unfounded fear of and hostility towards Islam. Such fear and hostility leads to discrimination against Muslim, exclusion of Muslim from mainstream political or social process, stereotyping, the presumption of guilt by association and hate crimes. This paper focuses on terrorism, and to be more precise, the issue of Islamophobia because of the misperception towards Islam. These issues become even more crucial when such phobia has led to a stress among the world community. People need to understand what Islam really meant, so that they would be clear that they cannot judge Islam by looking at the Muslim itself. Thus, the question arises whether the idea of ‘Islamophobia’ is a myth, or a reality?

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Azrul Azlan, Abdul Rahmanazrulazlan89@yahoo.com.my
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > Islam > General works on Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > Islam > Relation of Islam to other religions
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus
Journal or Publication Title: IDEALOGY
Journal: UiTM Journal > Idealogy Journal
ISSN: 2550-214X
Volume: 3
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 91-99
Official URL: http://idealogyjournal.com/
Item ID: 30287
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamophobia, Propaganda, Islam
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/30287

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