Anti-Muslim Hate: Muslims are Victims of the Islamophobia-Founded Security Dilemma in the West
Yusuf Nebhan Aydin, Ph.D.

Islam is the second largest religion after Christianity in the world, and Muslims are the fastest-growing ethno cultural minority communities in the Western world. However, it is a regret table fact that Muslims, especially living in Western countries, have increasingly become the victim of a contemporary form of racism and xenophobia that is Islam phobia. Survey reports conducted across Western nations have underlined the fact that a significant number of respondents are critical of the Muslim minority community and that this negative trend poses a challenge for these Muslim minorities’ ethno cultural freedom and equality. Today, mainstream Muslims in the West are the most obvious victims of both ISIS-like terrorism and Islam phobic’s. Within this context, this study analyses the causal relationship between the West’s sense of insecurity and Islam ophobia through the lens of the realist concept of security dilemma using a qualitative approach.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jgpc.v4n2a3