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Stephen Sheehi is Associate Professor of Arabic and Arab Culture and the Director of the Arabic Program at the University of South Carolina. He is also core faculty in USC's Comparative Literature Program and the Islamic World Cultures Program. Professor Sheehi's latest book is Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims. In the following interview, he distinguishes between the extreme types Islomophobia promulgated by a few right-wing organizations and the more pervasive form of Islamophobia found in the mainstream of public discourse.