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The Modern Legitimization of Islamophobia, by Stephanie Ward

The Modern Legitimization of Islamophobia, by Stephanie Ward

The rampant Islamophobia currently present in the United States is no new phenomenon. While we often pinpoint its beginnings to the events of September 11, 2001, the current discrimination towards Muslims is a situation that has been repeated many times throughout American history with various cultural or racial groups. According to En-Chieh Chao of National Sun Yat-sen University, “from the ‘savage Black’, the ‘inverted Jew’, or the ‘Monkey Men’ Japanese, the ‘devious Communists’ to Barbarian Muslims’, it is always ‘them’…

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