Date of Graduation

Spring 5-21-2022

Document Type

Restricted Thesis - USF access only

Degree Name

Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS)


College of Arts and Sciences


International Studies

First Advisor

Professor Lucia Cantero

Second Advisor

Professor Stephen Zunes


In this descriptive research, I first attempt to demonstrate the existence of systematic global anti-Black racism. Subjects to police brutality, mass incarceration, felon disenfranchisement, racial profiling and necropolitics, Blacks today are hardly surviving in a world erected by White supremacy. They still constantly carry everywhere their “Negro sign” left by the racial stigma of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the colonization. Second, I try to illustrate an existing promotion of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim oppression in the Western word. Since the rise of the Islamic terror which culminated with the 9/11 attacks, Western media narrative and public opinion have tried to label Muslims and Middle Easterners as terrorists. As a result, Muslims are indiscriminately profiled, harassed, and violently targeted. Every Muslim or Arab tends to be treated automatically as a suspect of terrorism until proven innocent. Then, I argue that this global anti-black and anti-Muslim racism breeds not only extremist organizations, but also feeds directly and indirectly international terrorism. Many cops' killings, bombings and other terrorist acts in the US, Europe, and elsewhere can be attributed to this systematic black and Muslim oppression. Lastly, I highlight the role and responsibility of US imperialism in the rise of Islamic terror.

This descriptive research is conducted through case studies (US, Brazil, Australia, South Africa, France, England and the Middle East) and interviews. The fields of racial genocidal violence, black nationalism, Pan-Africanism, the War on Terror, and necro-politics have been explored.

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