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The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  61 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
The Islamophobia Industry is a disturbing account of the rising tide of Islamophobia sweeping through the United States and Europe.

Nathan Lean takes us through a world of conservative bloggers, right-wing talk show hosts, evangelical religious leaders and politicians, all united in their quest to exhume the ghosts of 9/11 and convince their compatriots that Islam is the en
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 15th 2012 by Pluto Press (first published August 1st 2012)
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Mark Jacobsen
Feb 26, 2013 Mark Jacobsen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an important addition to the cultural conversation about Islam in America. I follow this conversation with interest, because as a graduate student in Jordan, I wrote my master's thesis about different narratives about Islam in the United States. In particular, I focused on the relationship between language and power. I read dozens of books from across the spectrum, from Islam's most ardent defenders to its most vitriolic critics. My research confirmed by sense that so much of the debate ...more
Mar 21, 2014 Morteza rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nathan Lean's The Islamophobia Industry is a must-read however he failed to see that Islamophobia is not only the result of the American right-wing Zionism, the New Atheists have also greatly contributed to that industry i.e. not only David Horowitz but also Sam Harris!
Christopher Roberts
This is a good introduction to this subject but I wish it did not limit itself to the right wing. There is certainly a lot of Islamophobia in the "New Atheist" movement.
Nov 04, 2015 Mike rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bit too rhetorical

The book contains a lot of very good information about the history of bigotry and xenophobia and Islamophobia. It provides a good break down of contemporary currents in Islamophobia and the professional Islamophobes. Unfortunately, it often engages in some name-calling and other rhetorical flourishes that take away from its objective.
Samar Dahmash Jarrah
This is a must read book if you want to know who is behind creating hate in USA against Islam and Muslims. I had the author on my live radio show. You must listen! And you must buy the book and give to American friends as a gift.
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Jan 21, 2013 Becca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Thanks to the author and goodreads for this First Reads giveaway!
Although it's not news to me that some on the right have discovered encouraging fear and paranoia leads to fame and wealth, I still found this book to be a worthwhile read. Lean concisely presents a variety of stories as evidence that conservatives are manipulating the public into an irrational fear of Muslims.
Nov 20, 2013 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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very well planned and executed. clear and concise links all laid out in a way that would be easily understandable to anyone even if they are not well versed in how islamophobia is used to further political agendas. greatly enjoyed the care that this author took in developing his theories. would recommend to anyone with interest in the religious conflicts.
Erdoan A.
Mar 14, 2015 Erdoan A. rated it really liked it
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Well researched and easy to read. Sometimes too much details and people-based stories, which took off the one star.
Excellent book, presented very well, a real eye opener that I wish everyone would read.
Arief Wicaksono
Aug 16, 2013 Arief Wicaksono rated it liked it
Interesting and provoking angles
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Nathan Lean is an author and scholar of Middle East studies. He has written extensively about Islam, American foreign policy, national politics, and global affairs. He is co-author of Iran, Israel, and the United States: Regime Security vs. Political Legitimacy and is a contributing writer at PolicyMic. He is editor-in-chief of Aslan Media and currently resides in Washington, D.C
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