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16 Apr, 2014

Latent and manifest Islamophobia: An inception of ideas – Al Jazeera English

By Dr Hatem Bazian

I am utilising the concepts developed in “Inception” to argue that the Islamophobia industry has successfully used fear and hate-mongering to lull our intellect to sleep and has implanted negative and racist ideas about Muslims and Islam in our collective consciousness. The “architect” and the professional Cobb in this real case is a few dozen organisations. According to a report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ s 2013 report, “The US-based Islamophobia network’s inner core is currently comprised of at least 37 groups whose primary purpose is to promote prejudice against or hatred of Islam and Muslims.”

Islamophobic professionals and their fear-inducing architects use and repeat any set of domestic and global events involving Muslims to originate and re-introduce racism and bigotry in the public mind and pass it off as facts and objective and sound analysis of the “civilisational threat” confronting society.

Read the rest: Latent and manifest Islamophobia: An inception of ideas – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.