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Ciapaci, szmatogłowi i muzole. Negatywny wizerunek islamu w Polsce
Ciapaci, szmatogłowi and muzole. The negative image of Islam in Poland

Author(s): Paweł Baryś
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Islam studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Islam; Muslim; Poland; image; aversion
Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to the problem of the negative image of Islam and its followers in Poland. The author begins his deliberations with the history of the Tatar settlement in the territory of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the history of Polish-Muslim relations. He brings up the issue of the presence of the Mohemmedan culture elements in the Polish language. He shows the affinities between Christian and Islamic cultures and analyses the causes and methods of constructing a negative image of Muslims in Poland. The author concludes the article by suggesting a solution to this unfavorable situation – he sees hope in deep reflection on the republican attitude (in the sense in which Friedrich Nietzsche considered republican rhetoric) and the Quaker attitude, which, although almost completely absent in Polish discourse, can, thanks to its universality, facilitate agreement between representatives of different cultures and deepen mutual understanding.

  • Page Range: 247-263
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Polish