A Working Definition of Anti-Muslim Hatred
This report intends to offer a working definition of anti-Muslim hatred. Methodologically, its findings are grounded in recent datasets of empirical evidence largely drawn from reports of attacks both online and offline (understood here as physical or verbal assaults that, in some cases, may prove to be a non-crime incident).
The researchers from the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right have reviewed previous descriptions in the press and recent literature of what is most often termed Islamophobia. Anti-Muslim attacks are more often born of prejudice or hostility toward Islam and Muslims, not ‘fear’. These and other points derive from a dozen qualitative interviews undertaken for this report.
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