By Nathan Lean
John L. Esposito (foreword)
WITH the increase OF “stealth jihad,” “creeping Sharia,” “Islamofascism,” and “terror babies” in locations like “The usa of Islamica,” “Eurabia,” and “Londonistan,” who wouldn’t be scared?
Fear sells and the Islamophobia — a right-wing cadre of highbrow hucksters, bloggers, politicians, pundits, and spiritual leaders — understands that every one too good. For years they've got worked behind the curtain to persuade their compatriots that Muslims are the enemy, exhuming the ghosts of Sept. 11 and dangling them ahead of the eyes of horrified populations for excellent fortune and fame.
Their plan has worked.
The tide of Islamophobia that's sweeping via Europe and the U.S. isn't really a clearly happening phenomenon. it really is their design.
In fresh years, Muslim-led terrorist assaults have declined but anti-Muslim prejudice has soared to new peaks. the phobia that the Islamophobia has synthetic is so fierce in its grip on a few populations that it drives them to do the unthinkable.
This strong and provocative ebook explores the darkish international of monster making, interpreting intimately an interconnected, and hugely geared up cottage of worry retailers. Uncovering their scare strategies, revealing their causes, and exposing the pursuits that force them, Nathan Lean casts a vibrant and damning mild in this risky and influential network.
PRAISE FOR THE ISLAMOPHOBIA INDUSTRY:
"Nathan Lean's meticulous examine of the Islamophobia is a powerful demonstration of the risk this manner of extremism poses to a harmonious pluralistic society and democratic values. Rationalizing hatred of Muslims, well-funded ideologues have additionally negatively impacted civic discourse and driven conservative politics into the orbit of right-wing extremism. Lean's e-book is a crucial source for everyone who desire to comprehend the forces which are manipulating our political procedure and discourse." - Ingrid Mattson, Chair in Islamic stories, Huron college College
“This concise, available and illuminating ebook meets some of the most pressing wishes of our time. Nathan Lean has supplied us with a compelling counter-narrative that unearths the vested pursuits and highly-organized networks of these who hold forth the virulent Islamophobia that isn't purely endangering international peace yet can also be corroding the tolerance and egalitarian ethos that are meant to represent Western society. This ebook might be required reading.” - Karen Armstrong, writer of Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
"Nathan Lean has written a ebook of substantial significance for our occasions. by way of lifting the veil at the multi-million-dollar Islamophobia undefined, Lean shines a gentle at the community of industrial, political, and non secular businesses and people who hire rank bigotry to advertise their pursuits. A must-read." - Reza Aslan, writer of No god yet God.
"In this provocative and interesting ebook, Nathan Lean meticulously untangles the dense net of worry retailers who've made Muslim-bashing a cottage undefined. He finds the connections among them and the reasons that animate their computer of propaganda. Lean's is a conflict opposed to Islamophobia, one who he wages with a unbroken and compelling narrative." - Juan Cole, writer of enticing the Muslim World.
"Nathan Lean skillfully narrates another background of the modern courting among the Muslim international and the West, reminding his readers of the consequences of Islamophobia in a relocating and robust approach. This e-book is admittedly fundamental for construction the extra confident and shared destiny that also alludes us a decade into the warfare on Terror. Any journalist, pundit, policy-maker or intelligence analyst who doesn't learn The Islamophobia and take its message to center is committing specialist malpractice. Any citizen interested in the way forward for this kingdom and the realm at huge owes it to themselves to learn this e-book lest the strategies Lean describes achieve a tipping element and poison kinfolk among the West and the Muslim international for generations to come." - Mark LeVine, writer of Heavy steel Islam
"Nathan Lean has written an eye-opener — the main accomplished publication to this point on a brand new and hazardous cycle of minority persecution in American society. Lean's booklet exposes the main avid gamers, funders and enablers of Islamophobia in the United States and the harmful influence in their politics on our nationwide cloth. worthy each minute of reading." - Nihad Awad, nationwide govt Director, Council on American Islamic relatives (CAIR)
"The spike in anti-Muslim sentiment didn't fall from the sky or upward push from the floor - it was once synthetic by means of a shadowy community of bloggers, funders, pundits, preachers and politicians. In a tightly-written, fast moving narrative that seems like a mystery subsidized via the examine of a doctoral thesis, Nathan Lean indicates us simply how deep the rabbit gap is going. crucial studying for an individual who wishes a window into the origins of up to date Islamophobia." - Eboo Patel, writer of Acts of religion and Sacred Ground
"In the months after September 11, americans took delight in protecting Muslim pals of their personal groups. Political leaders boasted approximately freeing Muslims out of the country. So why are the politics of worry extra excessive a decade after the murders on the dual towers? Lean pins the blame on an Islamophobia in a lucid and targeted exam of the darkish part of our politics." – Richard Wolffe, MSNBC political analyst and writer of Renegade: The Making of a President
"Islamophobia is not just approximately lack of understanding and worry. a few humans purposefully nurture it and use it as a political process. Nathan Lean’s The Islamophobia exhibits what's occurring backstage. it truly is a necessary booklet for an individual who desires to comprehend the reason and targets in the back of those that foster this new racism opposed to Muslims." – Tariq Ramadan, Professor of up to date Islamic stories at Oxford college and writer of the hunt for Meaning
"So a lot of America's errors and undesirable acts over the last decade are because of Islamophobia, and Nathan Lean's new ebook lines the phenomenon's genesis and its culprits. those that were spawning this all-too-familiar demonization crusade were hiding at the hours of darkness for too lengthy. This ebook is so worthy since it drags them out into the sunshine and hence plays a real carrier for the nation." – Glenn Greenwald, columnist for Salon and writer of Liberty and Justice For Some
"Nathan Lean’s The Islamophobia couldn't be extra well timed or severe. this can be an awfully very important and groundbreaking learn. It exposes the multi-million-dollar cottage of worry mongers and the community of funders and companies that help and perpetuate bigotry, xenophobia, racism, and convey a weather of worry that sustains a threatening social cancer." – John L. Esposito (from the foreword)