Author: Fernando Bravo López.
Barcelona: Edicions Bellaterra, 2012.
ISBN: 978-84-7290-565-8.
368 pp.

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«Se trata de un estudio brillante, que permite iluminar, a través del análisis comparado, los argumentos intelectuales empleados para justificar y alentar el actual rechazo en los países occidentales de las minorías musulmanas, a través del odio histórico a las minorías judías de esa misma área geográfica»

Gonzalo Álvarez Chillida

This book compares the ways in which anti-Semitism and Islamophobia create the image of the Jewish or Islamic threats by using the sacred texts of both religions. Although a brief historical analysis from the Middle Ages is made, the book focuses on the post-eighteenth century period. The study is based on the analysis of various authors. On the anti-Semitic side, the book analyses the works by Eisenmenger, Félix Alamín, Voltaire, d’Holbach, Michaelis, Chiarini, Gougenot des Mousseaux, Rohling, Dietrich Eckart, Léon de Poncins and David Duke. On the Islamophobic side, the book makes a brief analysis of the period between the Enlightenment and the decolonization and focuses on the works by Antonio Elorza, Oriana Fallaci, Robert Spencer, the extreme-Right politician Josep Anglada and the case of Anders Breivik.
Keywords: Islamophobia; anti-Semitism; racism; Muslims in Europe; Jews in Europe; Talmud; Qur’an; Bible.