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In the aftermath of widespread protests throughout the world stemming from an anti-Muslim film produced in the United States, VOA’s Jerome Socolovsky investigates the origins of Islamophobia in the U.S. Experts say U.S. Islamophobia comes from a well-financed group which has been cultivating these sentiments since the September 11, 2001,  terrorist attacks.

Jocelyne Cesari from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies adds that Islamophobia is a European invention, and that the currently-circulating imagery surrounding the prophet Muhammad dates back to the Middle Ages.

 WATCH: Anti Islam Film Linked to Islamophobic Industry in US

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  • dianegordon

    Even in relatively “western” Morocco, one hears comments and sees horrific graffiti about Jews. The amount of offense given is usually the same as the amount of offense taken.