Definitions

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  • n. The fear or hatred of Islam or Muslims.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. prejudice against Muslims

Etymologies

Islamo- + -phobia or Islam + -o- +‎ -phobia. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The views on "Islamophobia" are quite diverse, ranging from people on one end of the spectrum who do not believe that there is any significant anti-Muslim hostility in Europe and North America and no need for the term "Islamophobia", to those on the other end of the spectrum who frequently invoke the term "Islamophobia" to describe perceived hostility towards Muslims or Islam.

    Jalees Rehman, M.D.: 'Islamophobia' Is Not A Phobia

  • Most of these books use the term "Islamophobia" to describe various types of fear, prejudice, discrimination or hostility directed against Islam and Muslims, in part basing this vague definition of "Islamophobia" on the 1997 report of the Runnymede Trust in the U.K., which was one of the first documents to use the actual expression "Islamophobia".

    Jalees Rehman, M.D.: 'Islamophobia' Is Not A Phobia

  • The expression "Islamophobia" to describe anti-Muslim hostility in Europe and North America is becoming increasingly common.

    Jalees Rehman, M.D.: 'Islamophobia' Is Not A Phobia

  • Academic scholars that use the expression "Islamophobia" are likely aware of the need to use this term in a narrow sense, so that it refers to true prejudice or hostility towards Muslims and is not abused to suppress legitimate critical views of Muslim society, culture or theology.

    Jalees Rehman, M.D.: 'Islamophobia' Is Not A Phobia

  • Therefore, anti-Muslim fears, hostility or prejudice do not really constitute a "phobia" in the psychiatric sense and thus the use of the neologism "Islamophobia" may need to be re-evaluated.

    Jalees Rehman, M.D.: 'Islamophobia' Is Not A Phobia

  • However, for the expression "Islamophobia" or any other expression that describes anti-Muslim prejudice and hostility to be used in a meaningful manner by the wider public, there is a need to clearly formulate what does not constitute "Islamophobia".

    Jalees Rehman, M.D.: 'Islamophobia' Is Not A Phobia

  • In conclusion, the increasingly common usage of the expression "Islamophobia" requires a thoughtful and clear definition of what does and does not constitute anti-Muslim prejudice and hostility, a re-evaluation of whether "Islamophobia" is truly the most appropriate term to describe such perceived anti-Muslim prejudice and hostility and an avoidance of inappropriate blanket comparisons between anti-Muslim hostility and Anti-Semitism.

    Jalees Rehman, M.D.: 'Islamophobia' Is Not A Phobia

  • As the widespread usage of the expression "Islamophobia" is increasing, the danger of a vague and broad definition becomes apparent.

    Jalees Rehman, M.D.: 'Islamophobia' Is Not A Phobia

  • The British Muslim Initiative, a group devoted to fighting what it calls Islamophobia worldwide, said the republication showed the West's double standards.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Or was he hoping that the unpopularity of political correctness would rub off on what he terms Islamophobia but which the rest of us would term defence of our own way of life.

    The British National Party

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