Political Rhetoric, 1997

The belief a dislike of Islamic values and/or revulsion to Jihadist violence is equivalent to the historical persecution of Jews.

In 1997- 4 years before 9/11 — , the British Home Secretary, Jack Straw published a report by the Runnymede Trust’s Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia entitled “Islamophobia: A Challenge for Us All”. An alternative French etymology claims it was invented in Iran after the Islamic Revolution to “counter” American feminists. The term was first used around 1923 in The Journal of Theological Studies.