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National and Transnational Security Regimes: United States of America
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The attacks of 11 September 2001 triggered open and sustained acts of hostility toward Muslims in the United States, especially Muslim women, although the anti-Muslim sentiments that drove these actions existed long before 9/11. In the United States, negative sentiments toward Muslims were produced through the widespread use of images and tr…

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Cainkar, Louise, “National and Transnational Security Regimes: United States of America”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0680>
First published online: 2010



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