NGO Paper: What Does “Islamophobia” Mean?
... coherence, and objectivity. As such it must be rejected for any further usage in OSCE proceedings as well as in
educational and official publications in participating States.
As demonstrated in the ICLA paper11, six of the terms used in the definition (“racism”, “xenophobia”,
“intolerance”, “discrim ...
ISLAMOPHOBIA - Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez
... to criticise and condemn terrorist movements
which claim to be motivated by Islamic values.
• Similarly, it is legitimate to criticise the
treatment of women in some Muslim countries, or
the views and attitudes which some Muslims
have towards ‘the West’, or towards other world
• Debates, arg ...
Islamophobia (or anti-Muslim sentiment) is a term for prejudice against, hatred towards, or fear of the religion of Islam or Muslims. The term entered into common English usage in 1997 with the publication of a report by the Runnymede Trust condemning negative emotions such as fear, hatred, and dread directed at Islam or Muslims. While the term is now widely used, both the term itself and the underlying concept have been criticized.The causes and characteristics of Islamophobia are still debated. Some scholars have defined it as a type of racism. Some commentators have posited an increase in Islamophobia resulting from the September 11 attacks, while others have associated it with the increased presence of Muslims in the United States, the European Union and other secular nations.