Covering Islam

How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World

Ranked #30 in Media, Ranked #42 in Islamsee more rankings.

From the Iranian hostage crisis through the Gulf War and the bombing of the World Trade Center, the American news media have portrayed "Islam" as a monolithic entity, synonymous with terrorism and religious hysteria. In this classic work, now updated, the author of Culture and Imperialism reveals the hidden agendas and distortions of fact that underlie even the most "objective" coverage of the Islamic world. less

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Lorraine Adams He insisted that news is partial and dependent on official interpretation that may serve a private interest rather than a national interest. (Source)

Issandr El Amrani This book, although less intellectually challenging than Orientalism, is very important as well. In a sense it is even more important. (Source)

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