Sociologist Erik Love reviews the books Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire and Terrifying Muslims. Each move beyond “post 9/11” explanations for anti-Muslim sentiment, showing how Islamophobia is best understood not as a temporary backlash, but rather as stemming from longstanding and durable forms of racial bigotry and colonialism.
More by Erik Love
- Entrapment and Racialization: The "Homegrown" Canard, in Jadaliyya
- Halting anti-Muslim violence, in Aljazeera.