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The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims

posted on September 13, 2012

At Good, Nathan Lean writes that since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, anti-Muslim rhetoric has steadily increased. Lean associates this intolerant rhetoric with an increase  in anti-Muslim hate crimes. “We need look no further than this past summer as proof of that,” writes Lean. “The Sikh temple shooting—where worshippers were not targeted for their religion but for their dark skin, turbans, beards, and foreign names—as well as mosque vandalisms, arsons, and assaults on Muslim Americans are evidence of a growing climate of hate.”

Read at Good