By Todd H. Green

American and ecu societies have struggled with the recurrent challenge of Islamophobia, which keeps to floor in waves of arguable legislative proposals, public anger over the development of non secular edifices, and outbreaks of violence. the continuing clash among Israel and Palestine contributes gasoline to the competitive debate in Western societies and creates the necessity for measured dialogue approximately faith, worry, prejudice, otherness, and residual colonialist attitudes. the terror of Islam speaks into this context, delivering an advent to the historic roots and modern different types of spiritual nervousness concerning Islam in the Western international. Tracing the medieval legacy of non secular polemics and violence, eco-friendly weaves jointly a story that orients the reader to the complicated heritage and concerns that originate from this legacy, carrying on with via to the early and past due sleek colonial organizations, the theories of “Orientalism,” and the construction of spiritual discourses of alterity and the conflict of civilizations that proliferated within the period of September 11 and the conflict on terror.

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