"Tolerance, freedom, justice and peace"? Britain, Australia and anti-Muslim racism since 11 September 2001

Scott Poynting, Victoria Mason

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Abstract

Since 11 September 2001, Muslim minorities have experienced intensive "othering" in "Western" countries, above all in those US-led anglophone nations which invaded Afghanistan and Iraq to prosecute their "war on terror". This paper examines the cases of Britain and Australia, where whole communities of Muslims have been criminalised as "evil" and a "fifth column" enemy within by media, politicians, the security services and the criminal justice system. Although constituted by disparate ethnic groups, the targeted communities in each of these nations have experienced similar treatment in the State's anti-terrorist measures, as well as ideological responses and everyday racism, making comparable the two cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-391
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Intercultural Studies
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2006

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