The Enemy of My Enemy is My... Enemy? Attitudes of the Czech antisemitic scene vis-á-vis the Muslim world, Arab Uprisings, 2015 Refugee Wave
TARANT, Z. The Enemy of My Enemy is My... Enemy? Attitudes of the Czech antisemitic scene vis-á-vis the Muslim world, Arab Uprisings, 2015 Refugee Wave. Columbia Law School, New York, 2015.
|Anglický název:||The Enemy of My Enemy is My... Enemy? Attitudes of the Czech antisemitic scene vis-á-vis the Muslim world, Arab Uprisings, 2015 Refugee Wave|
|Autoři:||Mgr. Zbyněk Tarant Ph.D.|
|Abstrakt EN:||My presentation explores the complicated relationship between antisemitism and Islamophobia in the Central Europe by analyzing the attitudes of the Czech far-right and other antisemitic movements to Islam and Muslims. My main questions are: “How does being an antisemite influence one own’s relationship to Muslims? Do the Czech antisemites see radical islamist movements as allies or enemies?” To find at least a partial answer, an analysis of the Czech antisemitic cyberspace was performed in combination with qualitative analysis of the particular websites and non-participant observation of the movements’ activities in the streets of the Czech cities. The main conclusion is that the discourse of the Czech antisemitic movements about Islam and Muslims is dominated by a clash of two incompatible stereotypes: “Muslim as noble anti-Zionist warrior" vs. “Muslim as an immigrant to Europe". This ambivalent attitude is then responsible for some very complicated relationship patterns and policy-making of the Czech far-right vis-á-vis the Muslim world that will be demonstrated on the responses to the Arab Uprisings, “Syrian” migration wave and the recent November 2015 Paris attacks.|