cropped-cropped-book_leanb.pngThe Second Edition, with a new Foreword by Jack G. Shaheen, author of Reel Bad Arabs.

It is undeniable that there is a rising tide of Islamaphobia sweeping across the United States and Europe. With The Islamophobia Industry, Nathan Lean takes us through the disturbing worlds of conservative bloggers, right wing talk show hosts, evangelical religious leaders, and politicians–all united in a quest to revive post-9/11 xenophobia and convince their compatriots that Islam is the enemy.

Nathan Lean uncovers modern scare tactics, reveals each groups’ true motives, and exposes the ideologies that drive their propaganda machine. Situating Islamaphobia within a long history of national and international fears, The Islamophobia Industry challenges the illogical narrative of hate that dominated discussions about Muslims and Islam for too long.

With this new, updated edition, Nathan Lean includes material on the 2016 election and the rhetoric of fear that contributed to Trump’s win, the effects of Brexit and Europe’s refugee crisis, and the bleak realities about how the new government shaping the United States will increase racism and hate crime, as we are already beginning to see. He discusses the Islamaphobia industry’s most extreme figures: Breitbart writers, Bill Maher, Steve Bannon, Newt Gingrich, and more.

Sharp, intelligent, and shocking, this updated edition offers a timely and in-depth look into the creation and continuation of Islamophobia in the United States and United Kingdom.

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Translations Available: Arabic, Tamil, & Turkish. 


“Brave and provocative … This book is angry, its gaze is steady, its discussion astute and accessible, and the message most relevant for our times. Highly recommended.” — CHOICE
“This book performs a true service for the nation.” — GLENN GREENWALD, columnist for the Guardian and author of Liberty and Justice For Some
“This concise, accessible and illuminating book meets one of the most urgent needs of our time. It should be required reading.” — KAREN ARMSTRONG, author of Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
“Nathan Lean has written a book of immense importance for our times. A must-read.” — REZA ASLAN, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
“A wake up call that connects the dots … This is a book that needed to be written and must be read.” — THE JORDAN TIMES
“Nathan Lean sees the values of cultural and religious pluralism as vital to the democratic life of any society.”— THE MIDDLE EAST POLICY COUNCIL
“An excellent analysis of Islamophobia … highly recommended for all those researching the topic.” — POLITICAL QUARTERLY