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305.697 KUMAR
  
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Chicago, Ill. : Haymarket Books, 2012.
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238 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Images of Islam in Europe: Early contact with Islam -- Al-Andalus and Muslim rule in Europe -- The crusades and the reconquista -- From polemic to indifference -- The Ottomans -- Romanticism and the Enlightenment -- Colonialism and Orientalism: Napoleon and "enlightened" colonialism -- The characteristics of Orientalism -- American imperialism -- The persistence of Orientalist myths: Myth one: Islam is a monolithic religion -- Myth two: Islam is a uniquely sexist religion -- Myth three: the "Muslim mind" Is incapable of reason and rationality -- Myth four: Islam is an inherently violent religion -- Myth five: Muslims are incapable of democracy and self-rule -- Allies and enemies : the United States and political Islam: Islam and modernization -- Saudi Arabia and the King of Islam -- Iran and Afghanistan : irrational mullahs and freedom fighters -- Israel's enemies -- Islamists and the post-Cold War era -- The separation of mosque and state: Orientalist myths -- The de facto separation of religion and politics -- Modernization and secularization -- The failures of Islamic revivalism -- Radical secular nationalism -- Political Islam : a historical analysis: What is political Islam? -- The growth of political Islam -- Political Islam : mixed fortunes -- Political Islam through an anti-imperialist framework -- The foreign policy establishment and the "Islamic threat": The neocons -- The Israel connection -- Humanitarian imperialism -- September 11 and the Bush doctrine -- Obama and liberal imperialism -- Legalizing racism : Muslims and the attack on civil liberties: Terrorizing Arabs and Muslims -- Surveillance, detention, and deportation -- Preemptive prosecution -- The terrorism spectacle -- Theories of radicalization -- Green scare : the making of the domestic Muslim enemy: Manufacturing the green scare -- The "Ground Zero mosque" controversy -- The rise of the Islamophobic network -- Islamophobia and the new McCarthyism: The new McCarthyites -- "Education" and media propaganda -- Mainstream and liberal enablers -- Systemic racism -- Conclusion : fighting Islamophobia.
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9781608462117 (alk. paper)
1608462110 (alk. paper)
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