Antisemitism, Islamophobia and the Search for Common Ground in French Antiracist Movements since 1898
The dawn of the twenty-first century was a testing time for ideals of a united front against racism in France, witnessing sharp disagreement among antiracists about the relative importance of antisemitism and post-colonial racism, including Islamophobia. A flashpoint for this debate was in 2004, when France’s best-known antiracist groups—Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitié entre les peuples (MRAP), Ligue des droits de l’homme (LDH), Ligue internationale contre le racisme et l’antisémitisme (LICRA) and SOS Racisme—publicly broke ranks over precisely such a fault-line. This chapter aims to set this acrimonious debate in a much longer-term historical context, by asking whether the opposing positions of what have been termed the ‘Four Sisters’ of French antiracism can be explained by truly irreconcilable approaches.
Antisemitism Islamophobia Jewish - Muslim Relations Main Topic: Antisemitism Anti-Zionism Politics Racism
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Antisemitism, Islamophobia and the Search for Common Ground in French Antiracist Movements since 1898. . 2017: 217-266. https://archive.jpr.org.uk/10.1057/978-1-137-41302-4_9