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Challenging stereotypes in Europe and the Islamic World [WPS06/27]

Challenging stereotypes in Europe and the Islamic World [WPS06/27]
Tuesday 2 - Thursday 4 May, 2006
Wiston House

Wilton Park
West Sussex
BN44 3DZ
+44 (0) 1903 815 020

For more information see Your stay at Wilton Park

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This conference discussed the following points:

  • What can Muslim and non-Muslim organisations do to overcome negative stereotypes?
  • What are good practices for reducing prejudice?
  • Have the media reinforced fear of Islam in the west and fuelled anti-western feeling in the Islamic world?
  • How can this best be challenged?
  • What legal framework and institutional measures are needed for monitoring hate speech and combating discrimination against Muslims and other minorities?
  • What can governments in Muslim countries do to counter negative images of Islam in Europe?
  • what is the context in which Islamophobia occurs in Europe today and what is its cause?
  • How are European governments responding?