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What is Islamophobia?

Updated Sep 10, 2014

Islamophobia is a hatred or prejudice that focuses on a Muslim threat, real or imagined, especially when that threat carries a perceived social and/or political relevance. It also involves cultivating a fear of Muslims or people perceived to be Muslim. Islamophobia can also be considered a form of nativism: “an inflamed and nationalistic type of ethnocentrism” and opposition to immigrants or those thought to be “foreign” to the dominant culture.

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