The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims
by STEPHEN SHEEHI
Preface by MUMIA ABU JAMAL
Foreword by WARD CHURCHILL
"... the value of this book is incalculable, and Stephen Sheehi is due our deepest thanks and admiration for his courage in writing it."
from the Foreword by Ward Churchill
ISBN: 0-932863-67-1 ISBN13: 978-0-932863-67-6
Paperback $16.95 / 2011 / 292 pp / Paperback $16.95 / 2011 / 292 pp
- "Sheehi's analysis of Islamophobia as an ideological formation brings a much needed dose of fresh air, and analytical clarity, to the burgeoning field of research on how a deep-seated psychological fear of Islam and Muslims has been produced and circulated to enable not merely war, but a globalized militarism of historically unprecedented scale that most Americans have come to take for granted as necessary and inevitable in the post-September 11 world. A worthy update of Said's seminal discussion of Orientalism and one that leaves few players in the contemporary foreign policy establishment, in particular so-called liberals, unscathed."
Mark LeVine, author of Why They Don't Hate Us and Heavy Metal Islam
- "Stephen Sheehi’s Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims is a brilliantly synthetic work; a gift to all who struggle to understand the anti-Muslim sentiment so pervasive in contemporary America. In a richly detailed yet accessible manner, Sheehi tackles post-Cold War American Islamophobia in all of its complexity, weaving together its liberal and neoconservative strands, and illustrating that we must interrogate it not as a problem of “prejudice” or “misunderstanding,” nor as a debate about Islam itself, but as an ideological paradigm used to structure and justify U.S. policies, both domestic and international."
Natsu Taylor Saito, author of Meeting the Enemy: American Exceptionalism and International Law.
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