Islamophobia, Muslimophobia: From Words to Acts (Vol 9, 2016)
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During an interview, the French iconoclast novelist, Michel Houellebecq declared to The Guardian: “Am I Islamophobic? Probably yes.”1 Indeed, the interview was made on the occasion of the publication of his controversial novel Soumission (Submission) published in French in 2015, and translated into English in the same year,2 having been published now in more than 20 languages. The novel’s plot is s…

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Akgönül, Samim, “Islamophobia, Muslimophobia: From Words to Acts (Vol 9, 2016)”, in: Yearbook of Muslims in Europe Online, Edited by: Oliver Scharbrodt, Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibašić, Jørgen S. Nielsen, Egdūnas Račius. Consulted online on 21 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2018

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