Islamophobia Conference, Paris 2017 | December 9, 2017
Hosted jointly by the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies of the University of Leeds, UK. This year’s conference the theme: Theoretical and Pedagogical Approaches to Islamophobia Studies Field. Submissions are due October 30, 2017 and are to include: A 300-word abstract and a 100 words bio in a paragraph format to be used for the program if accepted. Send the abstract to the attention of Dr. Hatem Bazian, IRDP. Invites for selected papers go out November 7th and final papers due for all participants are due December 1st. Click read more, for more information and to apply.
This report on the anti-Sharia movement in the United States addresses the legalized othering of Muslim communities across the nation through anti-Muslim legislation and bills between the years 2000 and 2016. Within the broader context of rising anti-Muslim sentiment, discrimination, securitization and acts of violence against Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim, this report sheds light on the anti-Sharia movement – part of the more organized, contemporary Islamophobia movement in the US since 2010. As a result of these organized Islamophobia efforts, the anti-Sharia legislation movement has been established, and continues to expand, by an unfounded fear of “creeping Sharia,” proliferated by fabrications, lies, and intentionally misconstrued information surrounding Muslims in the United States.
In this classic work, now updated, the author of Culture and Imperialism reveals the hidden agendas and distortions of fact that underlie even the most “objective” coverage of the Islamic world.