Islamophobia Awareness Month is ongoing at the moment and, in conjunction with the Student Union, CityLibrary has put together a book display on Level 5 of the Northampton Square Library.
Islamophobia is defined as: a prejudice, aversion, hostility, or hatred towards Muslims and encompasses any distinction, exclusion, restriction, discrimination, or preference against Muslims that has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.
Islamophobia not only refers to a category of hate crime, but pertains to barriers that Muslims face across all areas of public life. This includes, but is not limited to: discrimination at work, such as the failure to be promoted based on achievement; marginalisation from political positions; demonisation based on negative stereotypes within media discourse; and public policies that discriminate against Muslims based on their religious identity.
Further details about events and activities can be found on a dedicated website.
If you are a distance learner, or simply prefer to read books online, have a look at the selection of e-books below: