Nathan Lean wins CAIR bridge-builder award – video

Last month Nathan Lean won the CAIR ‘courage in Media’ award from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, for his new book The Islamophobia Industry (Pluto, 2012) . The following video explains more   about the award, CAIR and the context in which it’s given.

The Islamophobia Industry

How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims

Nathan Lean. Foreword by John L. Esposito

Disturbing account of the rising tide of Islamophobia sweeping through the United States and Europe.

“This concise, accessible and illuminating book meets one of the most urgent needs of our time. Lean has provided a compelling counter-narrative that reveals the vested interests and highly organized networks of those who preach the virulent Islamophobia that is not only endangering world peace but is also corroding the tolerance and egalitarian ethos that should characterize Western society. This book should be required reading.” – Karen Armstrong

“Islamophobia is not only about ignorance and fear. Some people purposefully nurture it and use it as a political strategy. Nathan Lean’s The Islamophobia Industry shows what is happening behind the scenes. It is an essential book for anyone who wants to understand the rationale and objectives behind those who foster this new racism against Muslims.” – Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University and author of The Quest for Meaning

£12.99 only £11.50 on the Pluto site

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