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Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

Christopher A. Bail

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159423
eISBN:
9781400852628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159423.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In July 2010, Terry Jones, the pastor of a small fundamentalist church in Florida, announced plans to burn two hundred Qur'ans on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Though he ended up ... More


The Cultural Environment of Collective Behavior

Christopher Bail

in Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159423
eISBN:
9781400852628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159423.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to answer the question of how a small group of anti-Muslim organizations commandeered the collective identity of Islam across so much of the ... More


The September 11th Attacks and the Rise of Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations

Christopher Bail

in Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159423
eISBN:
9781400852628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159423.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter charts the contours of the cultural environment inhabited by civil society organizations in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks. While the majority of these organizations ... More


The Rip Tide: Mainstream Muslim Organizations Respond

Christopher Bail

in Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159423
eISBN:
9781400852628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159423.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter explains why the impassioned warnings of anti-Muslim fringe organizations overshadowed the dispassionate condemnations of terrorism produced by mainstream organizations with superior ... More


Fringe Benefits: How Anti-Muslim Organizations Became Mainstream

Christopher Bail

in Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159423
eISBN:
9781400852628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159423.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter explains how anti-Muslim organizations leveraged their newfound standing within the public sphere to forge social networks with powerful civil society organizations and amass vast ... More


The Return of the Repressed in the Policy Process

Christopher Bail

in Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159423
eISBN:
9781400852628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159423.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter explains how anti-Muslim organizations leveraged their newfound media influence to cast mainstream Muslim organizations as terrorist sympathizers before U.S. policy makers. Though ... More


Civil Society Organizations and Public Understandings of Islam

Christopher Bail

in Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159423
eISBN:
9781400852628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159423.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter asks whether the influence of anti-Muslim organizations within the media and policy process extends toward the broader public and everyday life. Though public opinion of Muslims became ... More


The Evolution of Cultural Environments

Christopher Bail

in Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159423
eISBN:
9781400852628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159423.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter summarizes the evolutionary theory of how civil society organizations shape the evolution of cultural environments in the wake of major crises such as the September 11 attacks. It ... More


Introduction

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

in Pogrom in Gujarat: Hindu Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Violence in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151762
eISBN:
9781400842599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151762.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter argues that the pogrom is an event driven by words and images, as much by the associations and invocations that precede it as by those that accompany it. The enactment of ... More


Walls of Hatred and Contempt: The Anti-Muslim Polemics of Pedro Pascual

John V. Tolan

in Sons of Ishmael: Muslims through European Eyes in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032221
eISBN:
9780813038964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032221.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses the anti-Muslim polemics of Pedro Pascual, who was the bishop of Jaén and was captured by Grenadine raiders. He spent the rest of his life in a prison in Granada, where he ... More


Veiled Threats: Representing the Muslim Woman in Public Policy Discourses

Naaz Rashid

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447325178
eISBN:
9781447325215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325178.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The book looks at how ‘the Muslim woman’ is socially constructed through an analysis of contemporary racialized and gendered policy narratives in the UK. It is focused on Prevent, the UK’s ... More


The Hyperbolic Vegetarian: Notes on a Fragile Subject in Gujarat

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

in Being There: The Fieldwork Encounter and the Making of Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257757
eISBN:
9780520943438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257757.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter explicates how the affect of disgust relates to violence by focusing on a case study of an upwardly mobile member of what is generally conceived of as a “lower” social category, a ... More


• Militant Hinduism: Ayodhya and the Momentum of Hindu Nationalism

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan

in The Life of Hinduism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249134
eISBN:
9780520940079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249134.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In regard to the question of militancy versus tolerance, this chapter reports on a trip the author made to Ayodhya in early 1993, a month after Hindu militants destroyed the mosque that had been ... More


Sinhala Buddhist Nationalism and Muslim Identity in Sri Lanka: One Hundred Years of Conflict and Coexistence

M. A. Nuhman

in Buddhist Extremists and Muslim Minorities: Religious Conflict in Contemporary Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190624378
eISBN:
9780190624415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624378.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter traces the sociohistorical and political roots of the conflict between the Sinhalese and Muslims that has occurred intermittently over the last hundred years and cites religion as a ... More


Solidarity through Dissidence: Violence and Community in Indian Cinema

Alka Kurian

in Dissident Friendships: Feminism, Imperialism, and Transnational Solidarity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040412
eISBN:
9780252098833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040412.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the cinematic portrayal of dissident friendships, in particular among women, located across differences of class, caste, faith, and ideological positions, expressed particularly ... More


Tectonic Shifts

Deepak Kumar

in The Trishanku Nation: Memory, Self, and Society in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199461530
eISBN:
9780199086399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461530.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter delineates the dynamics of caste and communalism in the Indian society. It begins with a historical outline and explanation of these two social evils that have now grown to monstrous ... More


Rethinking Muslim Identity in Sri Lanka

Dennis B. McGilvray

in Buddhist Extremists and Muslim Minorities: Religious Conflict in Contemporary Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190624378
eISBN:
9780190624415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624378.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides a historical overview of the Muslim community in Sri Lanka and then catalogues the claims made by the anti-Muslim Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) movement. It analyzes the ways in which ... More


Gossip, Rumor, and Propaganda in Anti-muslim Campaigns of the Bodu Bala Sena

Kalinga Tudor Silva

in Buddhist Extremists and Muslim Minorities: Religious Conflict in Contemporary Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190624378
eISBN:
9780190624415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624378.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the origins and structure of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) and how it articulates its anti-Muslim rhetoric. It is important to note that the rise and relative persistence of the BBS ... More


The “Islamization of America”?

Muna Ali

in Young Muslim America: Faith, Community, and Belonging

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190664435
eISBN:
9780190664466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664435.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In addition to the diverse Muslims who invoke the narrative of “pure/true” Islam, there is an unlikely group of non-Muslims Americans who argue that rather than fringe extremist Muslims perverting ... More


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