Thursday, June 24, 2010

The rise of Islamophobia in Britain and Europe

Dave Weltman of the Socialist Review has a compelling take on the rise of Islamophobia in Britain and across Europe. He writes:

The trend towards making anti-Muslim racism "respectable" continues to grow relentlessly throughout Europe. There is the success, for example, of those who look likely in the next few months to win a ban on Muslim women wearing garments to cover the face - whether citing "security" concerns in Belgium or "defence of national values" in France. In Switzerland the recent outlawing of minarets through a referendum is being looked upon by reactionaries across the continent as a step towards normalising the arguments that portray mosques as "alien" and threatening cultural impositions. More HERE.

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