Islamophobia: fuelling the cycle of violence
Date of Issue2016-04-05
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Anti-Muslim rhetoric and discrimination can heighten religious identities, drive social seclusion and increase attitudes of intolerance amongst segments of Muslims who are vulnerable in society. This in turn legitimises the prejudicial beliefs underlying discriminatory practices. This polarising dynamic, in part, contributes to a cycle of violence in certain Western societies.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 073-16
Nanyang Technological University