Todd Green is Associate Professor of Religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and a former U.S. State Department advisor on Islamophobia in Europe. A dedicated public scholar, Green writes regularly for The Huffington Post and has been interviewed by a variety of media outlets, including CNN, NPR, Al Jazeera, France 24, and Reuters. He is the author of The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West (Fortress Press, 2015).
A link to a longer version of Todd Green’s bio is here.
“Islamophobia is a new name but a very old type of racism. Todd Green traces its roots and its rational and ideological objectives. This is a critical and timely contribution, as it shows the complex historical route used in the West to construct ‘the Other,’ ‘the Muslim,’ a production of fear that ends up being a great danger for the West itself. Combating Islamophobia starts with analyzing and understanding its origin: this is what the reader will find in this great book, very well documented.” — Tariq Ramadan, University of Oxford, St. Anthony’s College
“Todd Green has written a compelling and important book. The future of the West rises and falls on its ability to welcome the contributions of its most diverse elements. Thus, Islamophobia doesn’t just hurt Muslims, it weakens Western civilization. Professor Green’s book helps us understand the problem and generate creative solutions.” — Eboo Patel, Interfaith Youth Core
“This is an outstanding presentation of the history and current state of Islamophobia. Todd Green draws upon reliable studies supplemented by original research to demonstrate how perceptions of Muslims are shaped and distorted, leading to prejudice and fear. Highly recommended for reporters, teachers, and policy makers.” — Ingrid Mattson, Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario
“Tragically, the ongoing conflicts in many areas of the world seem likely to continue to generate more reports of violence and to reinforce negative attitudes toward Muslims and Islam. Amid this challenge, Green offers a helpful, wide-ranging analysis of major developments together with thoughtful proposals for transforming attitudes and behaviors.”— Leo Lefebure, Georgetown University
Todd Green has written an excellent book on the problem of Islamophobia. Required reading for anyone interested in the subject. This is a great text for college instructors as well as those involved in inter religious dialogue. Would be a great choice for organizations working with Muslim communities who feel under under duress.” — Sophia Rose Arjana, author of Muslims in the Western Imagination
“By focusing on contemporary incarnations but also giving historical context, Todd Green accomplishes an admirable task in The Fear of Islam. Professor Green combines lucid and accessible prose with meticulous attention to detail and extensive footnotes; he strikes an impressive balance while simultaneously aiming at a scholarly and lay audience.” — Elliott Bazzano, Le Moyne College
“This book is an excellent choice for course adoption. The topic is treated in an unbiased manner, summarizes key points in a clear way, and provides useful references for further study.” — Vincent F. Biondo, California State University, Fresno
“While a variety of texts have analyzed particular manifestations of Islamophobia…[until now] no one has brought the historical background of Islamophobia’s development in the West, its contemporary transformation, and consequences together in such a useful analysis.” — Fran Leap, Seton Hill University
“This is an extremely important new book. Muslims and Christians together make up well over half of the world’s population. Without peace and justice between these two religious communities, there can be no meaningful peace in the world. Our future depends on finding a different way of relating. To this end, the author summarizes encyclopedic information, interprets it clearly, and provides insights that point to a new direction.” — Richard Olson, Review & Expositor
“Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, The Fear of Islam is as informed and informative as it is thoughtful and thought-provoking. Timely and critically important reading, The Fear Of Islam is very strongly recommended for both community and academic library Islamic Studies and Political Science Studies reference collections.” — John Burroughs, Midwest Book Review
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