The Associated Press’s recently updated style guide forbids its journalists to use ‘Islamophobia,’ and ‘Homophobia’.
‘Islamophobia’ is term researchers would be wise to avoid as a general rule due it’s pejorative nature. It alludes to the fact that ‘Islamophobia’ is a mental illness which it may be in some cases, Breivik for example. But others have a more nuanced, reasoned critique of Islam (or Islams of various kinds). For others not so well reasoned there concerns about Islam do not equate to a mental illness.
Researching into such a contentious area of politics and communication, makes word choice crucial in the quest for the most accurate definition of phenomena.
It tends to be wise to use what organisations and individuals call themselves, and/or develop as neutral a term as possible after researching their platform, whether nativist, Islamist or otherwise.