Language of Islamophobia in right wing British newspapers

Al-Azami, Dr Salman (2021) Language of Islamophobia in right wing British newspapers. Journal of Media and Religion. 01-15. ISSN (Print) (Online) Journal homepage: https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/hjmr20

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Abstract

British Muslims have been at the centre of Western political and media discourse in the past two decades, thanks to terrorism and increased number of Muslims in the West. Research on Muslims in the media suggests that Islam and Muslims are positioned as ‘threat to security’ by a section of the British news media that implies Islam as incompatible to mainstream British way of life. The present study uses Critical Discourse Analysis method to examine how three right wing British newspapers The Sun, The Daily Mail, and The Daily Telegraph use language to position Islam and Muslims as culturally unassimilable and complicit to terrorism. Considering the complexity of what Islamophobia means, the paper investigates whether the language used in news articles and opinion columns is overtly or covertly Islamophobic.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Media and Religion on 30 August 2021, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15348423.2021.1972667
Keywords: British Muslims, Islamophobia, Right wing newspapers
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > English
Depositing User: Salman Al-Azami
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2021 13:27
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2021 13:27
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/3355

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