Muslim Experiences of Hatred and Discrimination in Germany

A new volume in the DHMIR series.

Publication date 20 May 2021. 120 pages. PDF. £9.99 ISBN: 978-1-909853-22-5

Executive Summary – Coming soon

This latest contribution to the DHMIR series looks at the rise in Islamophobia in Germany, based on survey work recording Muslim experiences.  The research overviews the history of Muslims in Germany, the nexus of contemporary issues they and other minoritized communities face.

Making a series of bold recommendations, this report is aimed at policy makers and those interested in tackling social inequality and injustice.

Find out more about the project here. Read more about the report and the authors below.

Using the state of the art Domination Hate Model of Intercultural Relations, the authors of this long awaited analysis of Islamophobia in Germany chart the demise of the ideas of citizenship, equality and new Germanness.

The authors argue that Germany is uniquely poised in Europe to lead other nations in good practice or bad. The current situation is veering dangerously to the bad – with laws, policies and public rhetoric all imbued with and reproducing Islamophobic narrative and practice.

Alongside analysis, the research sets out a comprehensive set of recommendations looking at media, policing, political narrative, citizenship laws, employment, education and many other aspects of the German state. It also presents fieldwork and statistics based on the DHMIR survey of the experiences of Muslims in Germany.

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Published May 2021.


Saied R. Ameli is Professor of Communications at the University of Tehran. He is currently a member of Department of Communications and the director of the UNESCO Chair on Cyberspace and Culture, and Cyberspace Policy Research Center, Faculty of World Studies at the University of Tehran.

Ebrahim Mohseni Ahoeei is a Senior Researcher at the Cyberspace Research Policy Center, University of Tehran and PhD Student, Communication and New Media Studies, University of Vienna

Arzu Merali is a writer and researcher based in London, UK.

Selected IHRC work on Germany

Long View(2021) – New Citizens for Old: How Islamophobia makes Contemporary Germany

BRIEFING (2021): First they came for Muslim women… The latest EU attacks

Counter-Islamophobia Toolkit (2018): Key National Messages – Germany*

Counter-Islamophobia Toolkit (2018): Dominant Counter-Narratives to Islamophobia – Germany, Dr Luis Hernández Aguilar*

BLOG (2018): Counter-Islamophobia Toolkit – Denying Islamophobia won’t make it go away: Countering Islamophobia in Germany*

Counter-Islamophobia Toolkit (2017): Dominant Islamophobic Narratives – Germany, Dr Luis Mauel Hernández Aguilar*

BLOG (2017): Germany, We Need to Talk about Islamophobia – Dr Luis Manuel Hernandez Aguilar*

REPORT (2010) – GERMANY, MUSLIMS, CIVIL SOCIETY AND CITIZENSHIP: Expectations and experiences of Muslim organisations

BRIEFING (2006): Über-Citizens: Briefing on the Recent Naturalisation Tests in Germany

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