Islamophobia in the United States: 2012 Election

Posted on December 7, 2012 by


A variety of sources were used to analyze contrasting voices in the media concerning the prevalence of “Islamophobia” in the United States. The focus of this analysis will be how the anti-Muslim bias was affected by the 2012 presidential election, in addition to ways the topic was portrayed throughout the campaign. The objective of this webpage was to present a diverse and broad range of perspectives in the media regarding “Islamophobia” in the United States. Discussion will be emphasized on how Obama’s reelection and changing of leadership in Congress could diminish fear of Islam.  Our webpage consists of digital images and text regarding various perspectives on how Islam was portrayed within this presidential election year. Implications regarding the defeat of  various political figures known for their anti-Muslim rhetoric will also be examined.

Thank you, and enjoy!

P.S. Don’t be an IslamophobeRespectfully,

Abbey Arends and Elida Benz

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