THE POWER OF PRESIDENTIAL PROPAGANDA: EXECUTIVE INFLUENCE ON THE INCREASE OF ISLAMOPHOBIA IN THE UNITED STATES
PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractDuring his 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump used a variety of platforms to release derogatory statements regarding Muslims. Through campaign rallies, speeches, and Twitter, Trump’s messages quickly spread across the country. At the same time, the amount of hate crimes against the Islamic community in the United States rose, reaching its peak in November 2016 after Trump won the election. This project sets out to determine the reasoning behind this increase in Islamophobia. It studies the role of Muslims as the “other,” how Muslims are portrayed as an out-group, and the influence the Trump Campaign had on the increased amount of domestic Islamophobia in the United States.
Degree ProgramHonors College