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"The New Crusades is an intersectional milestone. It lucidly illustrates how converging systems of subordination, power, and violence related to Islamophobia are experienced across the globe."—Kimberlé Crenshaw, from the foreword
The first book to examine global Islamophobia from a legal and ground-up perspective, from renowned public intellectual Khaled A. Beydoun.
Islamophobia has spiraled into a global menace, and democratic and authoritarian regimes alike have deployed it as a strategy to persecute their Muslim populations. With this book, Khaled A. Beydoun details how the American War on Terror has facilitated and intensified the network of anti-Muslim campaigns unfolding across the world. The New Crusades is the first book of its kind, offering a critical and intimate examination of global Islamophobia and its manifestations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and regions beyond and in between.
Through trenchant analysis and direct testimony from Muslims on the ground, Beydoun interrogates how Islamophobia acts as a unifying global thread of state and social bigotry, instigating both liberal and right-wing hate-mongering. Whether imposed by way of hijab bans in France, state-sponsored hate speech and violence in India, or the network of concentration camps in China, Islamophobia unravels into distinct systems of demonization and oppression across the post-9/11 geopolitical landscape. Lucid and poignant, The New Crusades reveals that Islamophobia is not only a worldwide phenomenon—it stands as one of the world's last bastions of acceptable hate.
About the Author
Khaled A. Beydoun is Professor of Law at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. His work examines constitutional law, critical race theory, Islamophobia, and their intersections. He is the author of American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear.
"Those interested in Islam, religious persecution, or the relationship between religion and politics will find this insightful and disturbing." — Library Journal
"Sweeping yet intimately detailed, this is a profound wake-up call." — Publishers Weekly
"Enables the reader to learn how Islamophobia manifests across different contexts around the world." — Ethnic and Racial Studies