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Rising Islamophobic Discourses in Europe and Fight Against Islamophobia on the Basis of International Organizations

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Islamophobia Without Muslims? The “Contact Hypothesis” as an Explanation for Anti-Muslim Attitudes – Eastern European Societies in a Comparative Perspective

Introduction: Islamophobia in Eastern Europe? A specter is haunting Europe – the specter of Islamophobia. At this point, the historically informed reader might question the newsworthiness of our initial statement. Unease, reservation, and even fear and hatred against Islam and Muslims have a long tradition in Europe ( Benz 2017 ). Since Edward Said’s (1978) seminal study on ‘Orientalism’, it is a commonplace to acknowledge that the West has associated Islam with negative images and stereotypes for hundreds of years. The essential novelty of Europe’s old

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“This is a Controlled Invasion”: The Czech President Miloš Zeman’s Populist Perception of Islam and Immigration as Security Threats

), securitization of migration ( Bourbeau 2011 ; Androvičová 2015 ; Novotný 2017 ), and Islamophobia ( Ostřanský 2018 ). The concept of Islamophobia in the Czech Republic is a relevant concept for our research because the target audience of Zeman’s speeches “wants” to listen to such framing. Of course, this is in accordance with the theory of populism ( Mudde 2004 ). In regard to the fact that the President can be considered without doubt to be a moral authority or a “moral entrepreneur” (cf. Cohen 2011 ), the labels that he creates and introduces into dominant political and

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Securitization of the Migration Crisis and Islamophobic Rhetoric: The 2016 Slovak Parliamentary Elections as a Case Study

policy discourse, which is analyzed here. First, I present the research design of my paper (research methods and research question; sources of data) and after that I turn to the basic theoretical framework of this paper: theory of securitization. Finally, I reflect the key point of this theory – speech act. I will not reflect all speech acts in political or societal discourse but focus on those that manifested anti-Muslim rhetoric. Lastly, in the analytical part of my paper, I will introduce my findings about the characteristics of securitization of Islamophobia during

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Editorial: Reflections on Islamophobia in Central and Eastern Europe

Islamophobia is a rather new term in scholarly fields but it is an old concept ( Cesari 2009 ; López 2011 , 569). All the variants of Islam and Muslims were perceived as a threat in Europe from its arrival in 7th century to at least second half of the 16th century ( Said 2003 , 59, 75) after the decisive bottle by Lepante as a turning point meant the irreversible retreat of Islam and Muslims from Europe. In the Renaissance period, the process of othering the Muslims and Islam [mainly – and rather undistinguishably – Ottomans or Persians] in an old continent

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The communicative politics of Breivik’s ideoscape

?option=com_content&view=article&id=773:islam-set-tobecome- the-dominant-primer-of-future-extremist-violence-bynon- muslims&catid=65:khan&Itemid=58.> Kumar, Deepa 2012, Islamophobia and the politics of empire, Haymarket Books,Chicago. Kundnani, Arun 2012, ‘Blind spot? Security narratives and far-right violence in Europe’, ICCT Research Paper, The Hague. Lafitte, Priscille 2012, ‘French writer blasted for “eulogy” to mass killer Breivik’, France24, Available from: <http://www.france24. com/en/20120830-france-literature-richard-millet-essayelegy- breivik

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The Spiritual Dimension of Education – Addressing Issues of Identity and Belonging

-Bass Inc. Myers, D.G. (2002). Intuition: Its powers and perils . New Haven and London: Yale University Press. Newberg, A., D’Aquili, E. & Rause, V. (2001). Why God won’t go away . New York: Ballantine Books. Noddings, N. (1992). The challenge to care in schools . New York: Teacher’s College Press. Pinker, S. (2014). The village effect: Why face-to-face contact matters . London: Atlantic Books. Pratt, D. (2015). Islamophobia as reactive co-radicalization. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, 26 (2), 205–218, doi: 10

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Islamophobia or Threat to Secularization? Lost Letter Experiments on the Discrimination Against Muslims in an Urban Area of Switzerland

Produced Groups. American Journal of Sociology 60(4): 370–379. Stark, Rodney. 2002. Physiology and Faith: Addressing the “Universal” Gender Difference in Religious Commitment. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41(3): 495–507 Stolz, Jörg. 2005. Explaining Islamophobia. A Test of Four Theories Based on the Case of a Swiss City. Swiss Journal of Sociology 31(3): 547–566. Stolz, Jörg. 2000. Soziologie der Fremdenfeindlichkeit. Theoretische und empirische Analysen. Frankfurt am Main: Campus. Stolz, Jörg, Judith Könemann, Mallory

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The Aloof Election Manifesto
Radical Political Right in Finland in the Borderlines of Neoliberalism and Cultural Nativism


The rise of the populist radical political right is one of the significant phenomena in recent European party politics. In this article, I examine the ideology of the radical right in Finland by analysing the Aloof Election Manifesto, an election platform published by radical wing of the Finns Party for national parliament elections 2011. The analysis shows that the ideology challenges traditional notions of nationalism. It combines cultural nativism, secularism and economic neoliberalism to the fear of Islam and multiculturalism.

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References Allen, C 2010, Islamophobia , Ashgate, Surrey. Huntington, S 1996, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of the World Order , Simon & Schuster, New York. Kepel, G 1994, The Revenge of God: The Resurgence of Islam, Christianity and Judaism in the Modern World , Polity, Cambridge (originally published in French in 1991). References Levitt, P 2004, ‘Redefining the Boundaries of Belonging: The Institutional Character of Transnational Religious Life’, Sociology of Religion, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 1-18. Warner, RS

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