Love Your Neighbor: The Hypocrisy of Practicing Islamophobia to Preserve a "Judeo-Christian" Identity

By: Paulina Song

April 28, 2022

Spring 2022 Student Symposium: REWA Minors

This project seeks to examine the inconsistency between the supposedly Christian rhetoric and Islamophobic actions of Christian nationalist groups on two levels. First, the Christian values these religiously-motivated, right-wing groups hold are in many ways at odds with Christian doctrine. Second, these groups have responded inconsistently to both the condition of Christians within their own countries and the plight of Christians around the world. This paper argues that a cause for such conflicting behavior from Christian purist groups can be attributed to the perceived political expediency of operating less from a pro-Christian agenda, and more from an anti-Muslim agenda.


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