Islamophobia and Twitter: A Typology of Online Hate Against Muslims on Social Media

@article{Awan2014IslamophobiaAT,
  title={Islamophobia and Twitter: A Typology of Online Hate Against Muslims on Social Media},
  author={Imran Awan},
  journal={Policy \& Internet},
  year={2014},
  volume={6},
  pages={133-150}
}
  • Imran Awan
  • Published 1 June 2014
  • Sociology
  • Policy & Internet
The Woolwich attack in May 2013 has led to a spate of hate crimes committed against Muslim communities in the United Kindom. These incidents include Muslim women being targeted for wearing the headscarf and mosques being vandalized. While street level Islamophobia remains an important area of investigation, an equally disturbing picture is emerging with the rise in online anti-Muslim abuse. This article argues that online Islamophobia must be given the same level of attention as street level… 

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