Volume II of Islamophobia Book of the Year Released
The second volume of Isalmophobia Book of the Year in 2011 titled as Jahrbuchs für Islamophobieforschung 2011 has recently been published in Germany.
IBNA: According to the public relations office and information center of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, the book contains a range of topics about the roots and expansion of Islamophobia in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and provides an in-depth analysis of media coverage of the phenomenon in the three countries.
Two of the book's articles examine the media approach in Switzerland and Austria about barring minarets construction in mosques. Another article in the book deals with the Islamic utopia that was published in the Spiegel weekly.
Two other essays in the book delve into the meaning of Islamophobia and extremist parties. An article by Phillip Becher proves that building an aggressive façade of Islam has been the case even prior to the September 11 events.
In another article, the book's compiler, Farid Hafez considers the election campaigns in Wien in 2011.
In his article, Hafez shows that liberal candidates in Austria exploited anti-Islamic reasoning for their campaigns; a strategy which was previously used during the second world war against Jews.
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