Sunday, May 6, 2012

Islamophobia: Europe's new political disease

The rise of the counter-jihad movement threatens communal harmony as much as so-called 'militant Islam', says author.

A new wave of anti-Muslim intolerance and antagonism is sweeping Europe. The far right political gains seen in some parts of the continent are alarming. Anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and extreme right parties seem to be cashing in on economic hardship and austerity measures. In a blinkered world of "us" and "them" they have found in Europe's Muslim citizens the "others".


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