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Islam in Western Cinema: Table of Contents

The following table of contents features all four installments of Omer M. Mozaffar's "Islam in Western Cinema" essay series, which discusses different portrayals of Muslims throughout Western film history up to 2016. Click on each title and you will be directed to the full article.

"Islam in Western Cinema, Part 1 - The Exotic Muslim, from the Exotic Land"

"Islam in Western Cinema, Part 2 - The Violent, Militant Muslim"

"Islam in Western Cinema, Part 3 - The Pious Muslim"

"Islam in Western Cinema, Part 4 - The Journey through American Islam"  

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