The events of 11 September 2001 sent a profound shockwave through the world, extending from the United States to all Western and Arab systems, and establishing the concept of international terrorism, which was intended to be associated with Arabs and Muslims in particular, thus producing the so-called Islamophobia in the media, which resulted in forming alliances to fight the so-called terrorism, accompanied by the escalation of ideological rhetoric against Arabs and Muslims.
In the Arab world, people received the shock of the events of September 11 with certain fear and confusion, with the absence of a unified Arab discourse to confront the campaign waged against Arabs. The events had a clear impact on Arab economies, which recorded a decline in growth. Moreover, these events represented a complex for Arabs, who were not responsible for them, as they had to take a passive defensive position.
Hence, the booklet asks several questions, including: What transformations did the events of September 11 generate in the Arab world? How did the stereotype of the Arab-Muslim terrorist emerge? How have these events contributed to the Western geostrategic repositioning in the Arab world? Could the Arab world have faced the campaign of exclusion and violence against it more effectively?
These questions are addressed and answered in this booklet by a number of professors: Prof. Abdul Khaliq Abdullah (UAE), Prof. Al-Bader Al-Shatri (UAE), Prof. Hassan Hanafi Hassanein (Egypt), and Prof. Hassan Muzaffar Al-Razzo (Iraq).
The material is in Arabic