By Nathan Lean
John L. Esposito (foreword)
WITH the increase OF “stealth jihad,” “creeping Sharia,” “Islamofascism,” and “terror babies” in locations like “The usa of Islamica,” “Eurabia,” and “Londonistan,” who wouldn’t be scared?
Fear sells and the Islamophobia — a right-wing cadre of highbrow hucksters, bloggers, politicians, pundits, and non secular leaders — is aware that every one too good. For years they've got worked behind the curtain to persuade their compatriots that Muslims are the enemy, exhuming the ghosts of September 11 and dangling them earlier than the eyes of horrified populations for excellent fortune and fame.
Their plan has worked.
The tide of Islamophobia that's sweeping via Europe and the U.S. isn't really a evidently taking place phenomenon. it truly is their design.
In fresh years, Muslim-led terrorist assaults have declined but anti-Muslim prejudice has soared to new peaks. the terror that the Islamophobia has synthetic is so fierce in its grip on a few populations that it drives them to do the unthinkable.
This strong and provocative e-book explores the darkish international of monster making, analyzing intimately an interconnected, and hugely geared up cottage of worry retailers. Uncovering their scare strategies, revealing their reasons, and exposing the pursuits that force them, Nathan Lean casts a brilliant and damning mild in this harmful and influential network.
PRAISE FOR THE ISLAMOPHOBIA INDUSTRY:
"Nathan Lean's meticulous learn of the Islamophobia is a resounding demonstration of the hazard this manner of extremism poses to a harmonious pluralistic society and democratic values. Rationalizing hatred of Muslims, well-funded ideologues have additionally negatively impacted civic discourse and driven conservative politics into the orbit of right-wing extremism. Lean's ebook is a crucial source for every person who desire to comprehend the forces which are manipulating our political procedure and discourse." - Ingrid Mattson, Chair in Islamic reviews, Huron college College
“This concise, obtainable and illuminating publication meets probably the most pressing wishes of our time. Nathan Lean has supplied us with a compelling counter-narrative that finds the vested pursuits and highly-organized networks of these who pontificate the virulent Islamophobia that's not in simple terms endangering international peace yet can be corroding the tolerance and egalitarian ethos that are meant to signify Western society. This ebook can be required reading.” - Karen Armstrong, writer of Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
"Nathan Lean has written a e-book of mammoth significance for our occasions. by way of lifting the veil at the multi-million-dollar Islamophobia undefined, Lean shines a gentle at the community of commercial, political, and spiritual agencies and people who hire rank bigotry to advertise their pursuits. A must-read." - Reza Aslan, writer of No god yet God.
"In this provocative and fascinating ebook, Nathan Lean meticulously untangles the dense internet of worry retailers who've made Muslim-bashing a cottage undefined. He unearths the connections among them and the factors that animate their desktop of propaganda. Lean's is a conflict opposed to Islamophobia, one who he wages with a unbroken and compelling narrative." - Juan Cole, writer of enticing the Muslim World.
"Nathan Lean skillfully narrates another heritage of the modern courting among the Muslim international and the West, reminding his readers of the results of Islamophobia in a relocating and strong means. This publication is really vital for development the extra optimistic and shared destiny that also alludes us a decade into the conflict on Terror. Any journalist, pundit, policy-maker or intelligence analyst who doesn't learn The Islamophobia and take its message to center is committing expert malpractice. Any citizen serious about the way forward for this kingdom and the area at huge owes it to themselves to learn this publication lest the procedures Lean describes succeed in a tipping element and poison family among the West and the Muslim international for generations to come." - Mark LeVine, writer of Heavy steel Islam
"Nathan Lean has written an eye-opener — the main finished booklet so far on a brand new and unsafe cycle of minority persecution in American society. Lean's booklet exposes the most important gamers, funders and enablers of Islamophobia in the US and the damaging influence in their politics on our nationwide textile. worthy each minute of reading." - Nihad Awad, nationwide govt Director, Council on American Islamic family members (CAIR)
"The spike in anti-Muslim sentiment didn't fall from the sky or upward push from the floor - it was once synthetic via a shadowy community of bloggers, funders, pundits, preachers and politicians. In a tightly-written, fast paced narrative that seems like a mystery sponsored by means of the examine of a doctoral thesis, Nathan Lean indicates us simply how deep the rabbit gap is going. crucial interpreting for an individual who wishes a window into the origins of latest Islamophobia." - Eboo Patel, writer of Acts of religion and Sacred Ground
"In the months after 11th of September, americans took satisfaction in protecting Muslim associates of their personal groups. Political leaders boasted approximately freeing Muslims in a foreign country. So why are the politics of worry extra excessive a decade after the murders on the dual towers? Lean pins the blame on an Islamophobia in a lucid and designated exam of the darkish part of our politics." – Richard Wolffe, MSNBC political analyst and writer of Renegade: The Making of a President
"Islamophobia isn't just approximately lack of understanding and worry. a few humans purposefully nurture it and use it as a political process. Nathan Lean’s The Islamophobia exhibits what's taking place behind the curtain. it really is a necessary publication for somebody who desires to comprehend the reason and ambitions in the back of those that foster this new racism opposed to Muslims." – Tariq Ramadan, Professor of latest Islamic reviews at Oxford collage and writer of the search for Meaning
"So a lot of America's blunders and undesirable acts over the last decade are because of Islamophobia, and Nathan Lean's new publication strains the phenomenon's genesis and its culprits. those that were spawning this all-too-familiar demonization crusade were hiding at nighttime for too lengthy. This booklet is so helpful since it drags them out into the sunshine and hence plays a real carrier for the nation." – Glenn Greenwald, columnist for Salon and writer of Liberty and Justice For Some
"Nathan Lean’s The Islamophobia couldn't be extra well timed or serious. this is often a very very important and groundbreaking learn. It exposes the multi-million-dollar cottage of worry mongers and the community of funders and organisations that help and perpetuate bigotry, xenophobia, racism, and convey a weather of worry that sustains a threatening social cancer." – John L. Esposito (from the foreword)