As Islamophobia threatens to become the new anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Sentiment becomes 'must' reading. Gottschalk and Greenberg perceptively and graphically demonstrate the extent to which prejudice and discrimination against Islam and Muslims have become inherent in American mainstream culture.
Islamophobia is an important contribution to the understanding of prejudice as a common factor in American culture, particularly in the media. The analysis of political cartoons convincingly shows how pervasively anti-Arab and anti-Muslim attitudes have become accepted, even by people who probably consider themselves fair-minded. This study needs to be read by everyone concerned with the problems of religious and racial bias in America today.
This ground-breaking book should be read and reread—readers will become acutely aware of how cartoonists have repeatedly disparaged all things Muslim and Arab. The book teaches us to see beyond damaging stereotypes. It is a remarkable achievement, illustrating that there exists a fine line between satire and racism.