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Islamophobia and the West: The Making of a Violent Civilization

This book provides an engaging and insightful look into the definitions, discourse and experiences of Islamophobia and its steady rise since 9/11.

It analyses concepts and binaries that are drawn around discussions on civilization, religious dogma, violence, and race. Is there a link between Islam and violence? Why does the West feel threatened by it? The author critically examines these questions and the birth of hate politics which packages hate in a marketable format and often demonizes victims. It also looks at the role of the media in the West in perpetuating stereotypes and its consequences and the nature of war reportage in Islamic countries while deconstructing the narrative of the clash of civilizations.

Topical and lucid, this book is a must-read for students and scholars of sociology, international relations, peace and conflict studies, political science, Islamic studies and for other readers interested in these topics.

About the Author

Imbesat Daudi is a urologist, surgeon, and scientist by profession. He was born in India. educated and trained in India, Germany, and the United States. He received his MBBS degree from Darbhanga Medical College, India, a Masters and Ph.D. in physiology from Albany Medical College, Albany NY. He completed his training in general surgery in Germany and urology at the SUNY, Syracuse, NY. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), a diplomate of the American Board of Urology, and the German Board for general surgery (Arzt fuer Chirurgie).

Table of Contents


  1. Stereotyping: Consequences
  2. Civilization and Violence: Islam, the West, and the Rest
  3. The Birth of Hate Politics: How Xenophobia is Conceived and Developed
  4. Packaging Hate in a Marketable Format
  5. How Hate Spreads: Demonization of Victims
  6. Perpetual Wars Epilogue

Bibliographic Information

Title: Islamophobia and the West: The Making of a Violent Civilization

Author(s): Imbesat Daudi

Publisher: Routledge

Length: 208 pages

ISBN: 9781032346304

Pub. Date: October 21, 2022

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