Vol. 5 No. 2 (2022): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs


Published 2022-05-29


A generalisation about Islam as the root cause of recent acts of terror has gained traction in the media. This has resulted in Islamophobia, the fear and suspicion of Muslims, in several states. There is a correlation between Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bigotry and the creation of anti-Islamic institutions and policies. The belief that Islam is a subpar faith that poses a danger to society's established norms is at the root of much prejudice. Sociological and psychological lenses can be used to examine the roots and manifestations of Islamophobia. Due to the media's ability to provide opposing viewpoints, it has been used as a lens through which Islamophobia may be examined. It is because to them that Islamophobic sentiments begin to surface (latent functions). Islamophobia, like all types of racism, has evolved over time and across cultures. In contrast, the Muslim world is exerting greater effort and brainstorming innovative strategies to combat the alarming rise of Islamophobia, particularly in the West. The research examines the varied manifestations of Islamophobia in the present day and the responses of the Muslim world to its spread.