Constructing the Terrorist Threat

Constructing the Terrorist Threat

Islamophobia, the Media & the War on Terror

Streaming Video - 2017
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Deepa Kumar, one of the nation&́#x80;™s foremost scholars on Islamophobia, looks at how Muslims have become the predominant face of terror in U.S. news and entertainment media -- even though terror attacks by white extremists have far outnumbered attacks by Muslim Americans since 9/11.Arguing that racialized threats have long been used to induce moral panics and advance anti-democratic policies, Kumar explores how ruling elites have been raising the specter of Arab and Islamic terror since the 1970s to justify militarism, war, and curbs on civil liberties. From the Iran-Hostage Crisis in 1979 to the &́#x80;œwar on terror&́#x80; after 9/11 to the rise of ISIS today, she argues that Americans have been taught to fear Muslims out of all proportion to reality, presenting a wealth of eye-opening data about the actual threat level posed by Muslim terrorists in the United States. Constructing the Terrorist Threat offers a clear-headed assessment of terrorism that couldn&́#x80;™t be more timely and urgent given the politics of fear that now dominate our political landscape.
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2017
Media Education Foundation,, 2017
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digital,rda
1 online resource (streaming video file) (55 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound

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