Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World

@inproceedings{Said1981CoveringIH,
  title={Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World},
  author={Edward W. Said},
  year={1981}
}
From the Iranian hostage crisis through the Gulf War and the World Trade Centre bombing, the West has been haunted by a spectre called 'Islam'. As portrayed by the news media - and by a chorus of government, academic and corporate experts - 'Islam' is synonymous with terrorism and religious hysteria. At the same time, Islamic countries use Islam to justify unrepresentative and often oppressive regimes. In this landmark work, for which he has written a new introduction, one of our foremost… CONTINUE READING

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