Securitization of Islam in US Foreign Policy: The Bush Administration

  • Erdoan A. Shipoli


The Bush administration decided to make Islam a security issue and play along with the advocates who wanted to securitize Islam. President Bush increased the security alert in the USA through fear with the help of the media. Afterward, security was given a religious flavor, with his “crusade” and “call from God” claims. The Bush administration securitized Islam through association as the “other”, the opposite of what America, democracy, and the “civilized world” stand for.


Securitization Terror Weapons Weapons Of Mass Destruction (WMD) Democracy Promotion AbuKhalil 2002 
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  • Erdoan A. Shipoli
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  1. 1.Visiting Scholar at the Center for Muslim Christian UnderstandingGeorgetown UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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