Book on Political Islamophobia in US Unveiled in Tehran

14:13 - July 06, 2020
News ID: 3471905
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A book on political Islamophobia in the US was unveiled in a ceremony in Tehran on Monday.


“Political Islamophobia at American Institutes: Battling the Power of Islamic Resistance” is the title of the book by University of Tehran Professor Hakimeh Saghaye-Biriya.

The book has recently been published in 210 pages by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) in London.

It analyses the role of US think tanks in institutionalizing and fueling Islamophobia in the US government’s domestic and foreign policies.

Addressing the ceremony, held at the International Quran News Agency here in the Iranian capital, Saghaye-Biriya described Islamophobia as a branch of racism in the West.

She said at a time when protests against racism have spread globally, there is a good opportunity to make a bridge between Islamic resistance and anti-racism movements in the world.

Saghaye-Biriya also said she plans to write the second volume of the book focusing on ways of tackling Islamophobia in the West.  

In recorded video messages played at the ceremony, IHRC President Masoud Shajareh and Wayne State University Saeed Khan hailed the book for providing a good analysis of the role of political think thanks in US policy making and understanding the roots of Islamophobia in the country.

Saghaye-Biriya, who received her PhD degree in North American Studies from the University of Tehran in 2016, has also authored another book on the subject.

The book, titled “Elite American Think Tanks and Political Islam: Under the Grip of Orientalism and American Exceptionalism”, was published in 2019 by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.


Book on Political Islamophobia in US Unveiled in Tehran 

Book on Political Islamophobia in US Unveiled in Tehran