Allons-y | August 2017

This second issue of Allons-y features three articles on some of the pressing issues that we face in dealing with the role of children and youth in conflict and crisis today: the harmful ideologies of Islamophobia and Islamist fundamentalism, the lack of a sufficient response to the mental health needs of refugee children, and the growing need to address the involvement of children in cyberattacks.

Confronting Ideology: Islamophobia vs. Islamist Fundamentalism

Nuzhat Khurshid, a masters student at York University, analyzes Islamophobia and Islamist fundamentalism through the lenses of Marx’s definition of ideology and Said’s definition of Orientalism, discussing the origin of these two ideologies and how to confront and end them.