Countering Islamophobia in Europe

  • Ian Law
  • Amina Easat-Daas
  • Arzu Merali
  • S. Sayyid

Part of the Mapping Global Racisms book series (MGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ian Law, S. Sayyid, Arzu Merali, Amina Easat-Daas
    Pages 1-8
  3. Arzu Merali
    Pages 43-77
  4. Matthildi Chatzipanagiotou, Iason Zarikos
    Pages 79-122
  5. Zsuzsanna Vidra
    Pages 123-151
  6. Karel Čada, Veronika Frantová
    Pages 153-181
  7. Marta Araújo, Silvia Rodríguez Maeso, Max Ruben Ramos
    Pages 183-212
  8. Andrea Bila
    Pages 213-251
  9. Elsa Mescoli
    Pages 253-287
  10. Luis Manuel Hernández Aguilar
    Pages 289-322
  11. Ian Law, S. Sayyid, Amina Easat-Daas
    Pages 323-360
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 361-368

About this book


The treatment of Muslims is the touchstone of contemporary European racism across its many nations and localities. We make a definitive case for two arguments in this book: firstly, the recognition of the accelerating and pervasive nature of Islamophobia in this region; and secondly, recognition that this process is being, can be, and will be challenged by counter-narratives that make the claim for Muslim humanity, plurality, space and justice. 

This book draws on new evidence from eight national contexts to provide an innovative kit of counter-narratives, which were presented and well received at the European Parliament in September 2018, and subsequently launched across Europe in national workshops in selected states. A synergy between leading academic researchers and the Islamic Human Rights Commission, Countering Islamophobia in Europe will be of value to EU institutions, governments and policy-makers, NGOs and media organisations, as well as researchers of multiculturalism, Islam, Muslims and immigration.


Muslim hate Muslim hostility physical assault verbal abuse Domination hate model Narratives

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Law
    • 1
  • Amina Easat-Daas
    • 2
  • Arzu Merali
    • 3
  • S. Sayyid
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Sociology and Social PolicyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.School of Sociology and Social PolicyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  3. 3.Islamic Human Rights CommissionLondonUK
  4. 4.School of Sociology and Social PolicyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-16259-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-16260-3
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