WASHINGTON - Khaled Beydoun is a professor of law at Wayne State and the author of two books, American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear and The New Crusades: Islamophobia and the Global War on Muslims.
He joined Current Affairs editor in chief Nathan J. Robinson on the Current Affairs podcast to discuss the books.
His new book is an extension of what he wrote about in his first book which focused on the United States while his second book expands to a global focus.
Both books have, at their core, the American global War on Terror that began after September 11, which we know was formative for the author.
American Islamophobia is a definitive analysis of the roots and spread of anti-Muslim animus in the United States, but The New Crusades expands the analysis to look at how the same bigotry manifests around the world, from France to India to China to New Zealand.
The new book also shows how the “Global War on Terror” launched by the U.S. after 9/11 helped to fuel anti-Muslim bigotry elsewhere—for instance, China’s persecution of Uyghurs deploys justifications and rhetoric lifted straight from the Bush administration.
For the full interview, visit: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2023/08/how-the-u-s-fueled-spread-islamophobia-around-the-world?mc_cid=cf15cebee8&mc_eid=40d90e4282