Book explores growth and impacts of Islamophobia

Twenty-one years after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and the onset of the War on Terror, a UWindsor professor has co-edited a book exploring the ongoing growth and impacts of Islamophobia around the world.

Naved Bakali, assistant professor of anti-racism education in the Faculty of Education, co-edited The Rise of Global Islamophobia in the War on Terror: Coloniality, Race, and Islam, published by Manchester University Press.

This volume is the first book to date that addresses the topic of Islamophobia over such a diverse international range, covering the theme of anti-Muslim racism across six continents.

Dr. Bakali notes it presents a nuanced appreciation of specific themes that critically engage with the complexity and evolution of Islamophobia in the War on Terror.

The book’s 12 chapters provide up-to-date accounts and analysis of Islamophobia across the global North and South, the impact of Islamophobia on the political landscape of differing country contexts, and the resulting Islamophobic pathologies that have emerged.

Together with co-editor Farid Hafez, visiting professor of international studies at Williams College in Massachusetts, Bakali and the authors explore what activists and scholars can learn from the strategies, tactics, demands and visions generated by resistance, grassroots movements, and other forms of struggle, to challenge multiple forms of interpersonal and institutional racism.

Bakali also contributed the concluding chapter, “The Rohingya genocide through the prism of War on Terror logic.”

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