Islamophobia in the United States is shallow and temporary while Islamophobia in Europe is deep-seated because of Europeans' long history of warfare with the Muslim World, Dr. Muqtedar Khan says.

Muqtedar, an associate professor at the University of Delaware who teaches Arab and Middle Eastern politics, politics of development, globalization, and Islam in world affairs, made the remarks in an email interview with the Tehran Times on Sunday.

Dr. Khan also said that the Florida pastor who had planned to burn copies of the Holy Quran on the ninth anniversary of 9/11 caved in under right-wing pressure from U.S. political circles.

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