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The Notion of ‘Islamophobia’

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According to Philosopher Michael Walzer,

“Islamophobia is a form of religious intolerance, even religious hatred, and it would be wrong for any leftists to support bigots in Europe and the United States who deliberately misunderstand and misrepresent contemporary Muslims. They make no distinction between the historic religion and the zealots of this moment; they regard every Muslim immigrant in a Western country as a potential terrorist; and they fail to acknowledge the towering achievements of Muslim philosophers, poets, and artists over many centuries”

References:

 Walzer, Michael (Winter 2015) “Islamism and the Left”Dissent

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