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EEO. 2021; 20(1): 8211-8224

A Review Of Similarities Between Robert Spencer’s Polemical Views And The Primary Motives Of Orientalists

Saeed Akhtar, Dr. Abdul Haq, Sanaullah, Muhib Ur Rehman, Nahida Bibi, Hafiz Aijaz Ali.


After carefully reading their writings, one feels inclined to admit that western orientalists have not been motivated by academic objectivity. Some orientalists, more particularly Arabists and Islamists, have made a well-orchestrated effort to denigrate Islam. This disparaging tendency was particularly pronounced during the heyday of colonial empires and it still exists. Robert Spencer's writings are a blatant manifestation of the orientalist agenda. He often regurgitates the biased ideas and notions presented by the prejudiced Orientalists. He questions the authenticity of Islamic sources and presents Islam as a violent religion which poses serious threat to the western values. This article investigates the similarities between Robert Spencer’s prejudiced views and the primary motives of Orientalists

Key words: Colonization, Orient, European, Occident, Muhmmedanism, Middle Ages, Christians, Contraferentia.

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