|Chapter title||Muslims in Public and Media Discourse in Western Europe: The Reproduction of Aporia and Exclusion|
|Editors||Mertens, S. and de Smaele, H.|
This chapter scrutinizes the dominant public discourse in Western Europe. Drawing on examples from the UK, Germany, and France but also from the Netherlands, Denmark and Spain it illustrates the gradual transformation of discourse from an “exotic Islam” to a “threatening Islam” that endangers European values and safety and suggests that the combination of this “securitization” of Islam and the monopoly of the “Muslim voice” by radical Muslim activists leads to a vicious circle of misrecognition and enhancing the aporia of Europe's Muslims.
|Keywords||European Muslims, Securitization of Islam, aporia, exclusion, marginalization, misrecognition|
|Book title||Representations of Islam in the News: A Cross-Cultural Analysis|
|File||Muslims in Public and Media discourse in Western Europe final.pdf|
|Published||16 Apr 2016|
|Place of publication||Lanham, Maryland, USA|