Empire, Islamophobia and the War on Terror

07 September 2021
Multi-media

In this fascinating conversation, Arun Kundnani interviews Deepa Kumar who traces the longer historical and racist roots of the War on Terror that in the last 20 years has killed at least one million people.

Video credit Josh Akinwumi

They discuss how Arab and Muslim communities were racialised and targeted well before 9/11 and what interests this dehumanisation served. Deepa Kumar is the author of the recently published book, Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire: Twenty Years after 9/11. Arun Kundnani is a TNI associate and author of The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, extremism, and the domestic War on Terror.