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“Racism Is Not An Opinion”

Muslim Responses to Pegida and Islamophobia in Germany

Karolin Machtans

need to speak up against the growing Islamophobia in Germany, propagated by movements such as Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident (Pegida). As Islamic organizations in Germany band together, they appear to the German public as a

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Islamophobia and Antisemitism

Nazir Ahmed

I am grateful to the World Jewish Congress for inviting me to share my thoughts with this most distinguished gathering on the issues of Islamophobia and antisemitism. I would like to pay tribute to the Maimonides Foundation and Lord Janner for organizing this, my second visit, to the holy city of Jerusalem. I am acutely aware of the honour given to me, the first European Muslim ever to be invited to address the World Jewish Congress.

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Pegida in Parliament?

Explaining the Failure of Pegida in Austria

Farid Hafez

well as regional parliaments, Austria’s political system had less available space for Pegida. In terms of ideology, I draw on findings, which reveal that the fpö is the voice of Islamophobia in the Austrian political landscape. 40 The fpö has

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“Why Don't You Just Take it Off?”

Hijab as Resistance

Amilah Baksh and Bibi Baksh

faith practice and as a symbol of otherness that continues to mark us for unbelonging in the academy, in social work practice, and beyond. Islamophobia in Canada The term Islamophobia was popularized in the West through the Runnymede Report in

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“Do you Shower with your Hijab?”

Racialization of High School Muslim Girls

Ana Carolina Antunes

that racialization always influences belonging because exclusionary practices decrease the opportunities for “emotional attachments to places and communities and within institutional and civic realms” (447). Because of the increase in Islamophobia, it

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Public Pedagogy of Hijabi Girlhood

An Analysis of #MyHijabStory Vlogs

Salsabel Almanssori

suspect that in a world in which Hijab is entangled with the dominant discourses of gendered Islamophobia ( Al-Saji 2010 ), these blogs serve as a form of counterdiscourse and truth telling ( Burney 2012 ). As a young Hijabi woman, I have observed how

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“We Must Talk about Cologne”

Race, Gender, and Reconfigurations of “Europe”

Beverly Weber

“values” in relation to the new visibility of the radical right, particularly since the establishment of Pegida. Here I briefly track the dynamics of notions of European values as they circulate through both Islamophobia and pro-refugee positions. Pegida

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The New Nationalism?

Antecedents of the Alternative for Germany's Islamfeindlichkeit

J Sterphone

As a result, we can read what Brubaker calls “civilizationism” as being compatible with what many race scholars are calling “anti-Muslim racism,” previously referred to as Islamfeindlichkeit (hostility toward Islam) or Islamophobia. Notably

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The Christian Right and Refugee Rights

The Border Politics of Anti-communism and Anti-discrimination in South Korea

Angie Heo

mere presence incited heated debates around questions of migration, human rights, and border control. South Korea's general climate of xenophobia—and, more specifically, Islamophobia—far exceeded the Christian conservative base; indeed, it resembled

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A White Republic? Whites and Whiteness in France

Mathilde Cohen and Sarah Mazouz

and now. Whiteness and Islamophobia People from a wide variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds are treated as belonging to a collective unit, differentiable from the larger society, under the composite identity of Arab/Muslim or Maghrebi