Review of Corpus-Based Studies in the Representation of Muslims and Islam in the Western Media


The purpose of this study is to develop a comprehensive review of literature on the attitude of Western media including films and magazines, towards Muslims and the Islamic religion by way of reviewing existing studies in relevant literature. The findings from the sources considered are used in making inferences and conclusions about the general attitude of some Western media towards Muslims and the Islamic religion, whilst also analyzing some of the terminologies used in reference to Muslims, especially Muslim Women. The impact of the identified attitude was highlighted and the conclusion of the study is that most of Western media holds a highly negative and condescending view towards Muslims and the Islamic religion. 

Keywords: Corpus, Islam, Muslims, Western media

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 15-20 (Download PDF)

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