The Islamophobia Report
THE ISLAMOPHOBIA REPORT
Nathan Lean's latest book, "The Islamophobia Industry" takes a deep look at the shadowy network of hate-peddlers in the USA and Europe. Tracking this civil rights issue of our time, Lean keeps us informed about the progression of, battles against, and collateral damage of America's Islamophobia Industry.
About the Editor
Nathan Lean’s thirst for creating harmony spans multiple disciplines and continents. With an undergraduate degree in classical and jazz piano performance, he embarked on a tour of cultural diplomacy with the U.S. Embassy in Morocco in 2006. Performing and interacting with musicians from the northern town of Fes to the coastal city of Essaouira, it was an experience that changed his life.
Inspired to articulate the nuances that were absent in western narratives of Arabs and Muslims, he returned to his North Carolina home and completed an M.A. in International Studies with a concentration in Middle Eastern studies. In 2009, he was awarded a Critical Language Scholarship by the U.S. State Department that allowed him to travel to Tunisia where he studied Arabic.
Nathan's writing focuses on Islam, Islamophobia, and the politics of the Middle East. He is the co-author of Iran, Israel, and the United States: Regime Security vs. Political Legitimacy (2010) and the author of The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims (Pluto Press 2012). His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, The Huffington Post, TruthDig, Salon, the New York Daily News and several other online and print outlets.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of Aslan Media and lives with his wife in Washington, D.C. where he attends Georgetown University.