Islamophobia

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A demonstration in Cologneagainst Islamophobia and right-wing nationalism in Germany.
An islamophobic billboard saying that Islamic Law (Sharia) threatens America.

Islamophobia is the dislike, fear, pre judgment, hostility or hate[1][2] against Muslims (people following the religion Islam) or the religion itself.

Sometimes people use it to attack the ideological positions taken by Muslims, but more often than not they state the religion itself as the actual problem.

Muslim women are more likely to experience islamophobia in their lifetime compared to Muslim men, especially if they are wearing some kind of face veil.[3]

Examples of islamophobia in the world[change | change source]

During the Bosnian War in the 1990's, Serbian Orthodox Christians committed a genocide against Bosniak Muslims, with a strong motive of islamophobia.[4]

In France it is since 2013 illegal for Muslim women to wear veils (burqas and niqabs) that cover their faces publicly.[5]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dictionary — Islamophobia".
  2. "Oxford Dictionary — Islamophobia".
  3. Siddique, Haroon (20 November 2013). "Muslim Women more likely to suffer Islamophobic attacks than men - study" – via www.theguardian.com.
  4. "ICTY — Summary" (PDF).
  5. Lentze, Georg (2 April 2013). "Islamic headscarf debate rekindled in France" – via www.bbc.co.uk.