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The Fight against Islamophobia in Catalonia: A Challenge to Coexistence

A Flight against Islamophobia in Catalonia: A Challenge to Coexistence
Moussa Bourekba
Institut Europeu de la Mediterrània (IEMed)
Year of Publication

Islamophobia is a phenomenon based on assigning people a single identity, their Muslim faith, when faith is only one of the many aspects that can make up our identity. Although it is deeply rooted in history and has a global nature, in recent decades Islamophobia has experienced a rise in Europe as a result of the growing visibility of migration. Thus, discourses have developed that attribute Islam with a series of problems, conflicts and situations involving people of the Muslim faith. In this respect, it is fundamental to address Islamophobia through programmes and initiatives taking a holistic approach, such as the case of the II Jornades Gatzara, held in Barcelona from 17 to 21 May 2022.