Saudi Arabia’s ‘Islamophobia’ - by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
'Islamophobia’ is generally defined as “prejudice against, hatred towards, or fear of Islam”. To ensure that the term can be used in as wide an array of situations as possible, ‘Muslims’ are deemed interchangeable with ‘Islam’ in the definition. This implies that Muslims and Islam are synonymous and that all Muslims showcase an identical adherence to Islam. This in turn reflects blatant neglect of cultural, sceptic and humanist Muslim identities which view adherence to Islamic scriptures in varying lights.