Islamophobia: Myth or Reality

Islamophobia: Myth or Reality

I would like to share my recent presentation on the issue of Islamophobia at Pusat Islam, Kuala Lumpur to staff of Islamic Religious Council of Federal Territories and representatives of the non-governmental organizations. It is important to note that the OIC has already initiated the establishment of the OIC Islamophobia Observatory Report to specifically monitor, promote and create awareness on the issue of Islamophobia. The First Annual Report on Islamophobia by the OIC Observatory was issued in May 2007 to May 2008 followed by the Second Annual Report in June 2008 to April 2009, the Third Annual Report in May 2009 to April 2010 and the Fourth Annual Report in June 2008 to April 2009 May 2010 to April 2011.

For further reading, click here: Islamophobia: Myth or Reality

Islamophobia as a world view involving an unfounded dread or hatred of Islam and the subsequent fear and dislike of all Muslims. It also refers to the phenomenon as practice of discriminating against Muslims by excluding them from social, political and economic life.(The Runnymede Trust)

The effects of Islamophobia can be several and it impinges on micro, meso and macro levels of the society. Consequently, these effects inflict economical as well as social difficulties against people and nations. Foremost, The Runnymede Trust accentuate a systemi disadvantage where this could stand in relation to everyday attacks on Muslims as they can be spat on, mental and physically harassed, molested, abused and so forth based on a Islamophobic motives


With Yvonne Ridley, a British journalist and human right activist, former Taliban captive and finally reverted to Islam.


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