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Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

Christopher A. Bail


In July 2010, Terry Jones, the pastor of a small fundamentalist church in Florida, announced plans to burn two hundred Qur'ans on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Though he ended up canceling the stunt in the face of widespread public backlash, his threat sparked violent protests across the Muslim world that left at least twenty people dead. This book demonstrates how the beliefs of fanatics like Jones are inspired by a rapidly expanding network of anti-Muslim organizations that exert profound influence on American understanding of Islam. The book traces how the anti-Muslim narrati ... More

Keywords: Qur'an, September 11, Muslims, Terry Jones, anti-Muslim organization, Islam, Muslim-Americans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691159423
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691159423.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher A. Bail, author
Duke University