Online Islamophobia and the politics of fear: manufacturing the green scare

@article{Ekman2015OnlineIA,
  title={Online Islamophobia and the politics of fear: manufacturing the green scare},
  author={Mattias Ekman},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={38},
  pages={1986 - 2002}
}
  • Mattias Ekman
  • Published 30 March 2015
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
Negative attitudes and explicit racism against Muslims are increasingly visible in public discourse throughout Europe. Right-wing populist parties have strengthened their positions by focusing on the ‘Islamic threat’ to the West. Concurrently, the Internet has facilitated a space where racist attitudes towards Muslims are easily disseminated into the public debate, fuelling animosity against European Muslims. This paper explores part of the online Islamophobic network and scrutinizes the… 
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