“Tolerance, Freedom, Justice and Peace”?: Britain, Australia and Anti-Muslim Racism since 11 September 2001

  title={“Tolerance, Freedom, Justice and Peace”?: Britain, Australia and Anti-Muslim Racism since 11 September 2001},
  author={Scott Poynting and Victoria Mason},
  journal={Journal of Intercultural Studies},
  pages={365 - 391}
  • S. Poynting, V. Mason
  • Published 1 November 2006
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Intercultural Studies
Since 11 September 2001, Muslim minorities have experienced intensive “othering” in “Western” countries, above all in those US-led anglophone nations which invaded Afghanistan and Iraq to prosecute their “war on terror”. This paper examines the cases of Britain and Australia, where whole communities of Muslims have been criminalised as “evil” and a “fifth column” enemy within by media, politicians, the security services and the criminal justice system. Although constituted by disparate ethnic… 
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