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Bachelor of Arts
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Modern Languages and Literatures
For a country terrified of repeating its Nazi past, Islamophobic sentiment and policies are becoming increasingly more popular in modern Germany. This paper explores the some of the historical and cultural underpinnings as well as provides some sociological theories to try and understand just why this type of ideology is festering amongst the German public. Discriminatory practices are veiled under the guise of “living together” and alt-right extremist parties such as the Alternative für Deutschland play to the insecurities of the majority and further support these injustices. As the Muslim minority’s legal rights become increasingly compromised, and human rights violations go completely ignored, it’s only a matter of time before the impact of such policies becomes catastrophic.
Burum, Logan, "Islamophobie im Modernen Deutschland" (2018). Student Research Submissions. 293.