By Stephen Sheehi,Ward Churchill
Islamophobia: The Ideological crusade opposed to Muslims examines the increase of anti-Muslim and anti-Arab sentiments within the West following the top of the chilly struggle via GW Bush’s warfare on Terror to the Age of Obama. utilizing “Operation barren region typhoon" as a watershed second, Stephen Sheehi examines the elevated mainstreaming of Muslim-bating rhetoric and explicitly racist laws, police surveillance, witch-trials and discriminatory guidelines in the direction of Muslims in North the USA and in another country. The publication makes a speciality of some of the genres and modalities of Islamophobia from the works of rogue lecturers to the statement through mainstream reporters, to campaigns via political hacks and specific curiosity teams. a few featured Islamophobes are Bernard Lewis. Fareed Zakaria, Thomas Friedman, David Horowitz, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Irshad Manji, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, John McCain, Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama. Their theories and critiques function on an assumption that Muslims, relatively Arab Muslims, be afflicted by specific cultural lacuna that hinder their cultures from development, democracy and human rights. whereas the statement originated within the colonial period, Sheehi demonstrates that it used to be refurbished as a workable cause of Muslim resistance to fiscal and cultural globalization in the course of the Clinton period. in addition, the thought used to be honed into the empirical foundation for an interventionist international coverage and propaganda crusade throughout the Bush regime and keeps to underlie Barack Obama’s new internationalism. If the assertions of media pundits and rogue teachers turned the root for White condo overseas coverage, Sheehi additionally demonstrates how they have been translated right into a sustained household coverage of racial profiling and Muslim-baiting via corporations from place of origin protection to the division of Justice. additionally, Sheehi examines the collusion among non-governmental corporations, activist teams and lobbies and native, kingdom and federal companies to in suppressing political speech on US campuses serious of racial profiling, US international coverage within the heart East and Israel. whereas a lot of the direct violence opposed to Muslims on American streets, retailers and campuses has subsided, Islamophobia runs in the course of the Obama management. Sheehi, as a result, concludes that Muslim and Arab-hating emanate from all corners of the yankee political and cultural spectrum, serving poignant ideological functions.