Is·​lam·​o·​pho·​bia is-ˌlä-mə-ˈfō-bē-ə How to pronounce Islamophobia (audio)
: irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against Islam or people who practice Islam
Islamophobe noun
Islamophobic adjective

Examples of Islamophobia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some department investigations related to antisemitism and Islamophobia were pending before the war, but the number has spiked as campuses across the country have become engulfed by pro-Palestinian protests. Laura Meckler, Washington Post, 17 June 2024 Across the art world, people traded accusations of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and censorship. Julie Belcove, Robb Report, 14 June 2024 Modi’s Burning Bridge to the Middle East India’s Islamophobia problem is costing it partners in the Gulf. Shivshankar Menon, Foreign Affairs, 10 June 2024 That has widely been seen as a shock setback for the leader and his party, who have been accused by critics of fueling Islamophobia and religious violence in India, while rolling back civil liberties and failing to solve livelihood issues like soaring youth unemployment. Simone McCarthy, CNN, 8 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for Islamophobia 

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Islamophobia was in 1923

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“Islamophobia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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