Cross-Cultural Conflict

Used arbitrarily in the West, Islamophobia is a term describing irrational hatred toward Muslims. The word is problematic in its everyday use, especially when considered in the context of racial issues. Muslims come from a range of ethnic backgrounds. The Egypt-founded Islamic Brotherhood first popularized Islamophobia as a parallel idea to antisemitism.

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The Islamophobia Industry
How the Right Manufactures Hatred of Muslims
Nathan Lean

Muslim immigrants in American commonly fight two biases. One tied to their faith; the other tied to their national origin. Threading My Prayer Rug is about both. The narrative offers an inside angle on how one family struggled to find their home in the United States, amid a hostile political background. Readers will appreciate the author’s ability to poke fun at herself and her family. Her wisdom highlights a universal message about finding faith in a complex marketplace of ideas


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