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Countering Islamophobia in the UK

  • Arzu MeraliEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Mapping Global Racisms book series (MGR)

Abstract

This chapter identifies ten key dominant Islamophobic narratives and the ten key dominant counter-narratives to Islamophobia operating in the UK. Islamophobic narratives were found to fix Muslims collectively as, in descending order of prevalence, a threat to security, unassimilable, a demographic threat, an Islamisation threat, a threat to local, national and European identity, responsible for excessive women’s oppression, essentially different and violent, incomplete citizens and a risk to the majority, and essentially homophobic.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Islamic Human Rights CommissionLondonUK

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