What is Islamophobia?

To begin with a word definition, Oxford dictionaries define Islamophobia as follows:

Dislike of or prejudice against Islam or Muslims, especially as a political force.

Source: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/islamophobia

A more detailed definition has been made by the Center for Race and Gender, University of California, Berkeley as follows:

Islamophobia is a contrived fear or prejudice fomented by the existing Eurocentric and Orientalist global power structure. It is directed at a perceived or real Muslim threat through the maintenance and extension of existing disparities in economic, political, social and cultural relations, while rationalizing the necessity to deploy violence as a tool to achieve “civilizational rehab” of the target communities (Muslim or otherwise). Islamophobia reintroduces and reaffirms a global racial structure through which resource distribution disparities are maintained and extended.

Source: http://crg.berkeley.edu/content/islamophobia/defining-islamophobia

In the Encyclopedia of Islam prepared by Diyanet Foundation Turkey there has been no entry for Islamophobia.

Islamophobia is a problem for Muslims living in different countries around the world and especially Europe. Pageda movement in Germany, Breivik Massacre in Norway and oppressive practices under Anti-terror Bill in the United Kingdom can all be considered as examples of islamophobic events.