Islamophobia in America:
The Anatomy of Intolerance,

ed. Carl W. Ernst
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) 
Islamophobia cover 
Click here for Introduction

Recent Issues: the Anti-Islamic Film Trailer, "Innocence of Muslims"

The recent Newsweek cover on "Muslim rage" is brilliantly deconstructed in "Who's afraid of Muslim rage?", Avaaz Daily Briefing (September 20, 2012)

Bruce B. Lawrence exposes the origin of this conceit, in "Rage or Courage?: YouTube Terrorism Take Two," Religion Dispatches (September 24, 2012).

Omid Safi, "What Would Mohammed Do? 12 Essential Point about the Offensive Film on the Prophet Muhammad, and the Subsequent Reactions of Libya & Egypt," Religion News Service

Hussein Rashid, "Looking at Libya, and at Ourselves," Religion Dispatches

Juan Cole, "Romney Jumps the Shark: Libya, Egypt and the Butterfly Effect," Informed Comment

Reports on Organized Islamophobia

“Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States,” report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on the organization and funding of Islamophobia in the US.

"Mapping Muslims: NYPD Spying and Its Impact on American Muslims," prepared by the Muslim American Civil Liberties Coalition, and its partner organizations the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project at Main Street Legal Services, Inc. of the CUNY School of Law, and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF).

People for the American Way report: The Right-Wing Playbook on Anti-Muslim Extremism

Center for American Progress report: "Fear Inc., The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America"

Southern Poverty Law Center reports by Robert Steinback: "Jihad against Islam" and "The Anti-Muslim Inner Circle"

"Manufacturing the Muslim Menace: Private Firms, Public Servants,
and the Threat to Rights and Security,"
by Thomas Cincotta (Political Research Associates). On dangers to national security posed by ideological anti-terrorism training programs based on conspiracy theories.

Bob Smietana, "Anti-Muslim crusaders make millions spreading fear," The Tennessean, October 24, 2010

Other Essays

Bruce Lawrence, "The Polite Islamophobia of the Intellectual," from Religion Dispatches, on Paul Berman

Michael A. Sells, "Breivik, Trifkovic, and Bat Ye'or, Part I", on the Serbian anti-Islamic background to the murderous thought of Anders Breivik

Shalom Goldman, "Evangelical Islamophobia As American As Apple Pie," from Religion Dispatches

Haroon Moghul, "Who Gets Paid to Make America Hate? The Roots of the Islamophobia Network," from Religion Dispatches

John Feffer, "The Lies of Islamophobia: The Three Unfinished Wars of the West against the Rest", on myths of culture conflict from the Crusades to totalitarianism

Pankaj Mishra, "A Critic at Large: Islamismism - How should Western intellectuals respond to Muslim scholars?", The New Yorker, June 7, 2010 (on Ayan Hirsi Ali, Paul Berman, et al.)