Muslim Experiences of Hatred and Discrimination in Germany

Muslim Experiences of Hatred and Discrimination in Germany

Muslim Experiences of Hatred and Discrimination in Germany

Authors: Saied R. Ameli, Ebrahim Mohseni Ahoeei, and Arzu Merali

Series: Domination Hate Model of Intercultural Relations (DHMIR)

Publisher: Islamic Human Rights Commission (May 20, 2021)

This latest contribution to the DHMIR series looks at the rise in Islamophobia in Germany, based on survey work recording Muslim experiences. The research overviews the history of Muslims in Germany, the nexus of contemporary issues they and other minoritized communities face.

Making a series of bold recommendations, this report is aimed at policy makers and those interested in tackling social inequality and injustice.

Using the state of the art Domination Hate Model of Intercultural Relations, the authors of this long awaited analysis of Islamophobia in Germany chart the demise of the ideas of citizenship, equality and new Germanness.

The authors argue that Germany is uniquely poised in Europe to lead other nations in good practice or bad. The current situation is veering dangerously to the bad – with laws, policies and public rhetoric all imbued with and reproducing Islamophobic narrative and practice.

Alongside analysis, the research sets out a comprehensive set of recommendations looking at media, policing, political narrative, citizenship laws, employment, education and many other aspects of the German state. It also presents fieldwork and statistics based on the DHMIR survey of the experiences of Muslims in Germany.

Authors

Saied R. Ameli is Professor of Communications at the University of Tehran. He is currently a member of Department of Communications and the director of the UNESCO Chair on Cyberspace and Culture, and Cyberspace Policy Research Center, Faculty of World Studies at the University of Tehran.

Ebrahim Mohseni Ahoeei is a Senior Researcher at the Cyberspace Research Policy Center, University of Tehran and PhD Student, Communication and New Media Studies, University of Vienna

Arzu Merali is a writer and researcher based in London, UK.

Source: Islamic Human Rights Commission

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