عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Islamophobia in Europe: Roots and Causes
Dr. Ali Murshidizad
Dr. Zahid Ghaffari
One of the significant phenomena having long been a big concern of circles and societies opposing Islam is producing a tarnished image of this religion. Being termed as Islamophobia today, its creation and strengthening after September 11th event, has gained much higher priority and significance for the western bloc particularly the United States.
The present article deals with Islamophobia in Europe responding the question why this phenomenon arose in Europe and aggravated there in recent years. Historical, cultural, and political factors are taken into account towards studying this issue. We would first study the conception and implications of Islamophobia and then have a cursive look at the situation of European countries in this regard.
The outcome of these studies suggests that the normalization of Islamophobia has turned into a strategic goal for the western society towards the hegemonization of the liberal political pattern.