Cover of Chris Allen’s book Islamophobia

Islamophobia is a form of prejudice directed towards those of the Muslim faith, although the concept has been around at least as long as Islam itself the term has grown in use due to the high-profile controversies caused by Islamic Extremism in the modern age - which has increased tensions between Islam and non-Muslims.

Common examples of Islamophobia is seeing all Muslims as violent, savage terrorists (in reality most Muslims are peaceful and condemn acts of violence) - or believing they worship heathen gods (such as the Termagant of Medieval morality plays).

The term is not without controversy however as some have condemned it as being a tool of "political correctness" or worsening tensions even more.

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