MULTICULTURALISM, ISLAM AND THE CLASH OF CIVILISATIONS THEORY: RETHINKING

@inproceedings{Marranci2004MULTICULTURALISMIA,
  title={MULTICULTURALISM, ISLAM AND THE CLASH OF CIVILISATIONS THEORY: RETHINKING},
  author={Gabriele Marranci},
  year={2004}
}
In this article, I discuss how Islamophobia is not an unfounded hostility against Islam, but a hostility that has its last raison d'etre in the fear of multiculturalism and its consequences. To demonstrate this hypothesis, the article analyses the opinion, ex- pressed by Huntington and shared by some intellectuals and politicians, that we are experiencing a clash of civilisations between the West and Islam. By contrast, I argue that Europe perceives Islam as a transruptive (Hesse 2000) force… CONTINUE READING

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