And the Oscars Goes to "Islamophobia"

Cartoon by Carlos Latuff
By Culture & Entertainment Editor


Islamophobia is a term that dates back to the early 1980s. It means fear of Islam and hostility against Muslims. Many Muslims in Western communities are subjected to stereotyping, discrimination, and hate crimes.

Although the term had been developed by Francis Fukuyama and Samuel Huntington in their theories relating to the notion of "clash of civilizations," it has been very commonly used since the 9/11 attacks and 7/7 bombings when reference is made to Muslims, especially those living in the West.

Things got worse when Islamophobia made its way to media headlines, which regularly report on how fearful the West is of the Muslims, the potential source of terror as they are being categorized.

Carlos Latuff, famous Brazilian cartoonist, depicts a new cartoon about Islamophobia. Click the image in the right bar to watch the cartoon and leave a comment.



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