Terrorism and West’s Islamophobia

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“The underlying problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilization whose people [is] convinced of the superiority of their culture and [is] obsessed with the inferiority of their power.” These are words of Samuel P. Huntington in The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of the World Order, which was published in 1996, when there was a good image of the West among Muslims’ minds because the West had helped the Muslims to liberate Afghanistan from the occupation of Soviet. A few years later (1999), it fought a war to save Muslims in Kosovo.

However, the statement of Huntington is clearly indicating that the fear of Islam in the West is there even before 9/11; when there was no apparent drift between Islam and the West…

…Why does the West fear Islam so much? According to many scholars, Islam is a fast-spreading religion in the West and it may challenge their social, political and economic system in the future…

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