media and islamophobia

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One of the major challenges of today’s world is the issue of Islamophobia. In recent years, this phenomenon has grown rapidly and has become a major cause of concern for the Muslim world. As a result of this, Muslims are stereotyped, profiled, and subjected to different forms of discriminatory treatment. The most important symbols of Islam are being defiled with insulting, offensive, and contemptuous determination to incite hatred and unrest in society towards Islam and followers alike. Even though Islam preaches peace and tolerance while rejecting all forms of extremism and terrorism, the proponents of Islam phobia continue their campaign in defaming Islam and Muslims both in the west and the Middle East (Terrorists). Why is Anti-Muslim hostility seen as natural or normal? Why is Hostility towards Islam used to justify discriminatory practices towards Muslims and exclusion of Muslims from mainstream society? I hypothesis that Islamophobia is mainly the effect of negative socialization, which includes perceptions of negative attitudes towards Islam and Muslims that stem from in part...

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