Islamophobia doesn’t exist, claims WSJ contributor

The Islamophobia IndustryThe Wall Street Journal has published a hostile “review” by Jonathan Schanzer of Nathan Lean’s The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims.

Schanzer doesn’t just trash Lean’s book but also attacks the concept of Islamophobia itself, which he describes as “simply a pejorative neologism designed to warn people away from criticizing any aspect of Islam”. Those on the receiving end of the anti-Muslim hysteria whipped up by the Islamophobes so effectively exposed by Lean would no doubt take a different view.

For a response to Schanzer’s article, see “Bush era neo-con schmuck Jonathan Schanzer shills for nasty Islamophobia movement”, Loonwatch, 10 January 2013