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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.

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1 Comment

  1. dianegordon

    September 30, 2012

    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.


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