Update: Patrick S. O’Donnell writes (see “comments” for the full text of his observations) :
I would recommend the following … for those wanting to learn a bit more about this dehumanization and vilification:
Said, Edward W. Covering Islam: how the media and the experts determine how we see the rest of the world. New York: Vintage, revised ed., 1997.
Shaheen, Jack G. Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People. New York: Olive Branch Press, 2001. …
… Saba Mahmood, Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005 [receives a glowing review on the back cover from Judith Butler],
and, Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone, ed., On Shifting Ground: Muslim Women in the Global Era. New York: Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2005 [again, on the back cover: â€˜Together, these fascinating and accessible essays explode Western stereotypes about Muslim women.’].