The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims

Washington, United States

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The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding are proud to present

The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims

Featuring Nathan Lean

'This concise, accessible and illuminating book meets one of the most urgent needs of our time. Nathan Lean has provided us with a compelling counter-narrative that reveals the vested interests and highly-organized networks of those who preach the virulent Islamophobia that is not only endangering world peace but is also corroding the tolerance and egalitarian ethos that should characterize Western society. This book should be required reading.'
— KAREN ARMSTRONG, author of A History of God

A second-year Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS) student at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) and editor-in-chief of, Nathan Lean has dedicated himself to researching the network of writers and activists who have played upon Western anxieties about Islam particularly since the events of September 11, 2001. At Georgetown, his research has focused largely on North African political and cultural systems, Islam, Islamophobia, cultural diplomacy, and American foreign policy in the Middle East. In addition to The Islamophobia Industry, Lean has also co-authored (with Jalil Roshandel) Iran, Israel, and the United States: Regime Security vs. Political Legitimacy (Praeger, 2010).

Books will be available for purchase.

Read CCAS interview with the author here.


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