Type of Thesis
Dr. Jennifer Fitzgerald
Dr. E. Scott Adler
Dr. Benjamin Teitelbaum
This paper is a comparative study that aims to explore why anti-Muslims sentiment varies among 32 developed, democratic nations. I delve into the theory that the presence of more Muslims in developed nations leads to a higher anti-Muslim Sentiment. I also delve into the theory that a country with a poor state of economic well-being leads to a higher presence of anti-Muslim sentiment. Anti-Muslim sentiment can be measured numerous ways. A lot of previous research examines anti-Muslim sentiment in developed nations solely on the basis of public opinion polling. This paper will look at three different indicators of anti-Muslim sentiment. These indicators include public opinion polling data, institutional religious freedoms extended to Muslims, and behaviors that embody anti-Muslim sentiment. I find that a greater presence of Muslims in a nation is viewed by native born citizens as a nation over-run. Therefore, government institutions are pressured to place restrictions on the Muslim population. This paper will also look at historical implications of anti-Muslim sentiment in Bulgaria, Cyprus, and The United Kingdom.
Bensreiti, Eman, "Anti-Muslim Sentiment in Developed Nations: A Comparative Study" (2017). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1291.