• Corpus ID: 56155697

Islamophobia: A French Specificity in Europe?

  title={Islamophobia: A French Specificity in Europe?},
  author={Vincent Geisser},
  journal={Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge},
  • Vincent Geisser
  • Published 22 September 2010
  • History, Political Science
  • Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge
As in all European countries following September 11th, 2001, France experienced a rise of anti-Islamic racism in many social sectors. However, it must be said that these 'Islamophobic attitudes' were already at work prior to the 9/11 event as much as they went on far beyond this date. The attacks on New York City acted as a revealing and amplifying factor of French Islamophobia more than a deciding one (1). Even worse, French media easily indulge in pointing out the so-called US anti-Islamism… 
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