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Farid Hafez holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Vienna and an M.Sc. in civic education from the University of Klagenfurt and Krems. He currently lectures at the University of Klagenfurt and the Muslim Teachers Training College University in Vienna. He has been a visiting lecturer at Istanbul University and Osmangazi University and a research scholar at Columbia University in New York City. Hafez is the editor of the German “Jahrbuch für Islamophobieforschung” (Islamophobia Studies Yearbook, http://www.jahrbuch-islamophobie.de). In 2009, he was awarded with the Bruno-Kreisky-Award for the political book of the Year 2009 for his anthologoy Islamophobie in Österreich (Islamophobia in Austria) that he co-edited with Prof. John Bunzl. His last publications include a biography on the former president of the Islamic Council of Austria, Anas Schakfeh (Braumüller Verlag, 2012), “From the Far Right to the Mainstream: Islamophbia, Party Politics and the Media” (Campus Verlag, 2012) together with Humayun Ansari and an introduction to the history of Islamic Political Thought “Islamische-politische Denker” (Peter Lang Academic Publishers, 2014).
In 2009, the outer walls of the former Mauthausen concentration camp were daubed with the words 'The Jew was to our fathers what the Muslim pack is to us. Third World War, Eighth Crusade'. It barely elicited a reaction...
With the newly elected president’s crackdown on Muslims, Donald Trump follows in European radical right-wing populists’ footsteps by singling out Muslims, organizing surveillance programs, and explicitly discriminating against them in their religious freedom. Most of these leaders are not...
A Fundamental Critique? Many commentators as well as politicians in the past few weeks have easily criticized one of the first decrees of the new president of the USA, the ‘Muslim-Ban’, with clear words. This includes not only journalists, but...

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