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The Middle East as Seen Through Foreign Eyes

Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

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Learn about America’s continued imagining and stereotyping of the Middle East in the context of the political machinations of the cold war and with advances in telecommunications, which changed the ways people observed and perceived the post-war world.

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The Face of Muhammad

On September 30, 2005, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published twelve editorial cartoons, most of which depicted the Prophet Muhammad in ways that perpetuated several negative stereotypes commonly associated with Muslims, such as violence, intolerance, and mistreatment of women... [IMAGE GALLERY]

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