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"This cannot be verbalized; it must be seen...."--Murad Wilfried Hofmann, The Muslim World Book Review
"Edited with skill by John L. Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin...Together the authors give a comprehensive, well-documented account of the historical roots of present-day Islamophobia." -- Times Literary Supplement
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JE: University Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University; IK: Assistant Professor of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
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John L. Esposito is University Professor of Religion and International Affairs at Georgetown University and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin-Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. He is the editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern Islam and The Oxford History of Islam, and author of Unholy War, What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam, and many other acclaimed works.
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I find the reference, at times, to Muslims as a collective body frustrating, as in this statement in the forward: "...Islam has been a central factor in the lives of its adherents. Its system of faith has guided them not only in spiritual and moral matters but also in their total world outlook" (vi). I wonder where Muslim university professors, like me, who studied in the west and have internalized some aspects of the western world-view stand? The tone of speaking about Islam as a totalizing hegemonic system may not help much in advancing the case against an islamophobia that lumps all Muslims together. However, this is a commendable effort and a welcome voice at a time when the trumpets of fury are sounded against Islam and Muslims.
"The 1997 Runnymede Report defines infidelophobia as "dread, hatred, and hostility towards non-Muslims perpetuated by a series of closed views, indoctrinated by the tenets of Islam, that imply and attribute negative and derogatory stereotypes and beliefs to non-Muslims." Violating the basic principles of human rights, civil liberties, and religious freedom, infidelophobic acts take many different forms. In some cases, churches, temples, monasteries, night clubs, train stations, subway stations, and non-Muslim properties are attacked and desecrated. In the workplace, schools, and housing, it takes the form of suspicion, staring, hazing, mockery, rejection, stigmatizing, and outright murder. In public places, it occurs as direct and indirect discrimination, hate speech, and denial of access to goods and services."
What I see going on in Muslim majority lands against non-Muslims goes well beyond anything Muslims have had to "endure" here in the West. It is due to this kind of behavior, the institutional/political discrimination of the non-Muslim, and the very hostile tenets of Islamic doctrine, that make Islam perceived as a threat by many non-Muslims. Islam has itself to blame, not us. Don't expect tolerance when none is given.Read more ›