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"Islamophobia" has been around since 1923, according to Merriam-Wbster (American English Dictionary)

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Dec 16, 2021 at 00:54

Yes, our American English dictionary (online) says it's a term (ISLAMOPHOBIA) that's been around since 1923:


So I've coined a new term" JIHADOPHOBIA. And I have defined it to mean a justified fear of Islam, especially since 9/11, because one believes that Islam breads Islamism, and Islamism breeds fanatic Muslim suicide bombers or suicide Muslim martyrs.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

The term "Islamophobia" may have been used before the Runnymede Trust, but it had no traction until it did so in 1997.

For proof, see this Google Ngram: https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=%22Islamophobia%22&year_start=1800&year_end=2019&corpus=26&smoothing=3&direct_url=t1%3B%2C%22%20Islamophobia%20%22%3B%2Cc0.

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