Paper $21.00 ISBN: 9780745332536 Published August 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745332543 Published August 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims

Nathan Lean

The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims

Nathan Lean

Distributed for Pluto Press

240 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $21.00 ISBN: 9780745332536 Published August 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745332543 Published August 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Islamophobia Industry is a disturbing account of the rising tide of Islamophobia sweeping through the United States and Europe.

Nathan Lean takes us through a world of conservative bloggers, right-wing talk show hosts, evangelical religious leaders and politicians, all united in their quest to exhume the ghosts of 9/11 and convince their compatriots that Islam is the enemy. Lean uncovers their scare tactics, reveals their motives and exposes the ideologies that drive their propaganda machine.

Situating Islamophobia within a long history of national and international phobias, The Islamophobia Industry challenges the narrative of fear that has for too long dominated discussions about Muslims and Islam.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Monsters Among Us: A History of Sowing Fear in America
2. A Web of Deception: Fomenting Hate Online
3. Media Mayhem: Broadcasting Anti-Muslim Madness
4. We Come Bearing Crosses: The Christian Right’s Battle for Eternity
5. Of Politics and Prophecy: The Alliance of the Pro-Israel Right
6. To Washington and Beyond: Islamophobia as Government Policy
7. Across the Pond: The Deadly Effects of Hate in Europe
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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