Book Talk| Fear of a Muslim Planet: Global Islamophobia in the New World Order
In his latest book, Fear of a Muslim Planet: Global Islamophobia in the New World Order, prominent American Muslim human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar outlines a modern narrative history of global Islamophobia through the lens of the “great replacement” conspiracy theory propagated by white supremacists and how anti-Muslim policies are impacting the lives of the world’s nearly 2 billion Muslims in places like the US, China, Myanmar, India and the European Union.
Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer, global media commentator and author of the book FEAR OF A MUSLIM PLANET: Global Islamophobia in the New World Order. For three years, Arsalan was a former senior research fellow at The Bridge Initiative at Georgetown University where he researched and wrote about global Islamophobia and he is also a national advisory board member for the John C. Danforth Center for Religion & Politics at Washington University in St. Louis. Arsalan has over 300+ appearances on National Public Radio (NPR) over the years and his on-the-record global media interviews have appeared on every news outlet in the world including: The TODAY Show, CNN, BBC World News, Al-Jazeera English, The Economist, Rolling Stone, TIME, NBC Nightly News, Washington Post, The New York Times, ABC News “NIGHTLINE” & NBC News “Meet The Press” (among hundreds more worldwide). In December 2019, CNN named one of Arsalan’s opinion editorials as one of the top “100 CNN Op-Eds That Tell The Story of the 2010s” decade. A proud native of Chicago, Arsalan was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and he is licensed to practice law in Washington D.C.