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Islamophobia? Don’t Shoot the Messenger

April 8, 2008

“No one loves the messenger who brings bad news.”
– Shakespeare in Henry IV, part 2

Islamophobia and Anti-Americanism Book Excerpts – C.A.I.R.

Islamophobia

Islamophobia as a term and as a phenomena gained currency in part due to the popular thesis developed by Francis Fukuyama and Samuel Huntington that argued about an impending clash of civilization between Islam and the West. When 9-11 happened, the people already predisposed to viewing Islam with suspicion jumped on this bandwagon and through a multitude of primarily right wing outlets have been successful in creating a climate of extreme prejudice, suspicion and fear against Muslims. This sentiment has also been aided by many pro-Israeli commentators such as Daniel Pipes, Steve Emerson, Judith Miller, and Bernard Lewis among many others.

Islamophobia has resulted in the general and unquestioned acceptance of the following:

  • Islam is monolithic and cannot adapt to new realities.
  • Islam does not share common values with other major faiths.
  • Islam as a religion is inferior to the West. It is archaic, barbaric and irrational.
  • Islam is a religion of violence and supports terrorism.
  • Islam is a violent political ideology.

It may be just me. But I do not see where they have an argument.

‘Islamophobia Worst Form of Terrorism

Are they high? [blink]

“The increasingly negative political and media discourse targeting Muslims and Islam in the United States and Europe has made things all the more difficult,” the foreign ministers said. “Islamophobia became a source of concern, especially after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, but the phenomenon was already there in Western societies in one form or the other,” they pointed out. “It gained further momentum after the Madrid and London bombings. The killing of Dutch film director Theo van Gogh in 2004 was used in a wicked manner by certain quarters to stir up a frenzy against Muslims,” the ministers pointed out. Van Gogh had made a controversial film about Muslim culture.

Am I off base by stating that violent islamic terrorism is a much larger concern?


Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11
Rhetorical question folks.

Islamophobia – The Religion of Peace.com

Exposing the Islamophobes

“Nothing in our faith says it’s OK to kill anyone.”
( Ahmed Bedier of the Council on American-Islamic Relations)

“Slay the unbelievers wherever ye find them…”(The ‘Holy’ Qur’an, Verse 9:5)

Islamophobe (is-slahm-o-fohb) – A non-Muslim who knows too much about Islam.

Islamophobia is a fear of losing life or liberty to Islamic rule merely because the laws, sacred texts, and modern practices of Islam demand the submission of culture, politics, religion and all social expression. It tends to afflict those most familiar with the religion, while sparing the more gullible.

In Muhammad’s day, Islamophobia was treated with a practice known as beheading. Since this is now impractical outside of the Muslim world, the condition is best addressed by means of prevention. Such preventive measures include willful ignorance helped along with a strong dose of
The fact is that when Islam checks in, a lot of folks wind up checking out… permanently. Therefore Islamophobes are a pretty broad group known to include:

Hindus, Christians, and Jews who don’t want to be forced into a political system in which they are treated as third-class citizens.
(Islamic teaching)

Atheists who want the freedom to live openly as such and publicly challenge religious orthodoxy.
(Islamic teaching)

Women who don’t want to be draped in black bags.
(Islamic teaching)

Heterosexual males who don’t want to see women draped in black bags.
(Islamic teaching)

Drinkers (this one’s important).
(Islamic teaching)

Artists (not quite as important).
(Islamic teaching)

Homosexuals who don’t want to be beaten to death.
(Islamic teaching)

Anyone else who believes that consenting adults should not be killed or tortured over sexual practices.
(Islamic teaching)

Liberals who don’t believe that cultural and moral values should be established by a state-sponsored religion. (Get past The Religion Barrier)

Dog lovers.
(Islamic teaching).

Mothers who don’t want their daughters killed over a man’s “honor.”
(Islamic teaching)

Intellectuals who value freedom of conscience and public dissent.
(Islamic teaching)

Feminists who believe that women should not be made subordinate to men by a religion that openly insists that females are the intellectual and legal inferior of males.
(Islamic teaching)

Anyone else who objects to a religion in which a woman’s identity is defined by her relationship to a man.
(Islamic teaching)

Conservatives who believe in preserving the Western heritage that generates the civil freedom, political liberty and economic success which has attracted the flood of immigrants from Muslim nations, where such values are conspicuously lacking.
(Islamic teaching)

Muslims who would like the freedom to leave Islam.
(Islamic teaching)
And many more…

‘Islamophobia’ and the Reality of Islamic Terror

by Robert Spencer
CAIR could go a long way toward doing so by answering a few questions itself:

1. What steps have you taken to keep jihad terrorists from “characterizing Islam and its revealed text as promoting terrorism”? In light of the fact that many Muslims advocate jihad as warfare against unbelievers, and base their arguments on the Qur’an and Sunnah, it isn’t as if Tefft invented this connection himself. So what are you doing to refute it at its actual source, which is within the Islamic community worldwide?

2. Do you deny that there was any actual connection between Islam and September 11? What, then, do you make of Osama bin Laden’s own statements to the contrary? Please provide, for the reassurance of the American people, a detailed refutation of Osama’s Islamic arguments, showing us how you keep such ideas from spreading among American Muslims.

3. Please explain the difference that you see between Islam and Islamic fundamentalism. Please explain how you intend to stop the spread of Qur’anic literalism in the Islamic community, and how you intend to blunt the force among Muslims of such verses as 9:29, 9:5, and many others.

Islamophobia?

by Daniel Pipes

Coined in Great Britain a decade ago, the neologism Islamophobia was launched in 1996 by a self-proclaimed “Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia.” The word literally means “undue fear of Islam” but it is used to mean “prejudice against Muslims” and joins over 500 other phobias spanning virtually every aspect of life.

The term presents several problems, however. First, what exactly constitutes an “undue fear of Islam” when Muslims acting in the name of Islam today make up the premier source of worldwide aggression, both verbal and physical, versus non-Muslims and Muslims alike? What, one wonders, is the proper amount of fear?

Accusations of Islamophobia, Mr. Malik adds, are intended “to silence critics of Islam, or even Muslims fighting for reform of their communities.” Another British Muslim, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, discerns an even more ambitious goal: “all too often Islamophobia is used to blackmail society.”

Muslims should dispense with this discredited term and instead engage in some earnest introspection. Rather than blame the potential victim for fearing his would-be executioner, they would do better to ponder how Islamists have transformed their faith into an ideology celebrating murder (Al-Qaeda: “You love life, we love death”) and develop strategies to redeem their religion by combating this morbid totalitarianism.

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  1. April 9, 2008 11:14 pm

    I love this article and would welcome you to incorporate the Islamic Sufi believes and how Islam really was. If you look at the history, the current version of ‘extreme’ islam was created about 60 years ago by a tribe in Saudi Arabia by the name of “Wahabi”. Hence, Wahabi Islam is what they target for their propaganda. For over 1600 years, Sufism was the way Islam was spread all over the world.

    Love, Compassion and Peace for everyone. Sufism goes back to the core believes of the religion – Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Jews all believe in one main core God and Evil and Good.

    Check out the blog you will see.

  2. Christian woman from the middle East permalink
    April 9, 2008 11:44 pm

    The best way to know what Islam is about is by reading the Quran. I’ve already done that, and found nothing, but stupidity,hate,ignorance,sex, and …..this is it, so please don’t try to change the ugly fact about Islam that all of you Muslims trying to hide.

  3. April 11, 2008 9:17 am

    10 Questions for Muslims

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  4. April 11, 2008 10:01 am

    Bilal

    If you look at the history, the current version of ‘extreme’ islam was created about 60 years ago by a tribe in Saudi Arabia by the name of “Wahabi”

    Don’t you mean modern “extreme” islam. Heh.

    For over 1600 years, Sufism was the way Islam was spread all over the world

    Then you have no argument. Islam has been spread by violence since it’s conception.

  5. Christian woman from the middle East permalink
    April 14, 2008 12:46 am

    Bilal,
    All Muslim have one (holly)book which they all follow, and this book is called Quran. The different between Sudai Arabia’s Muslims and other Muslims countries is that ,Suadis apply Sariha law more than any other Islamic country, and that is why they are more extreme than other Muslim country.

  6. Akira permalink
    May 20, 2008 8:13 am

    Boris Johnson, Journalist:

    “It is time to reassert British values. That means disposing of the first taboo, and accepting that the problem is Islam. Islam is the problem. To any non-Muslim reader of the Koran, Islamophobia — fear of Islam — seems a natural reaction, and, indeed, exactly what that text is intended to provoke.?”

    Now that he’s Lord Mayor of London, will his actions match his words?

  7. Akira permalink
    May 20, 2008 8:20 am

    Bilal,

    Did Mohammad at 52 rape a 9 year old?

    [Okay, I guess it wasn’t “rape” since he married her…]

    Did Mohammad rape his slaves?

    Did Mohammad ever behead anyone? Cut off limbs?

    Did Mohammad ethnically cleanse Arabia?

    Yes or No?

    [Hint: if you answer “no” then I’ll know you’re a liar or have never read the Koran or Bukhari.]

    Akira’s last blog post..RCMP investigating Canadian Human Rights Commissioners

  8. Christian woman from the middle East permalink
    May 21, 2008 10:51 pm

    Here are some o the Islam teaching that demand all muslims to go kill all non-muslims until they beleive in (Allah) and prophit Mohammed . It’s 1. Al-TAWBA 5
    So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
    ALTAWBA 14 says: Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace, and assist you against them and heal the hearts of a believing people.
    The Quran is nothing but curse on humanity and the only way out is by banning the Quran in all Non_Muslims countries because it’s an open invitation to everymuslim to kill whoever that doesn’t share same faith with him.Islam divides the world to War home( DAR ALHARB) which means all non-muslims countries and peace home(DAR_ALSALAM) which means all Muslims countries, and islam demands Muslims to fight the first until it become like the later in other words to make everybody convert to Islam either they want or not. Is that a religion from God. I just hate Islam and hate Mohammed and I just wish I could spit in his disgusting face.

  9. Akira permalink
    May 21, 2008 11:14 pm

    FACT: Islam is the creation of an evil, evil man.

    Bukhari’s Hadith (Eng. trans. Dr Muhammad Muhsin Khan, Islamic Uni., Medina) is 2nd to Koran in terms of importance.

    Trans. approved & signed by Dr Amin Al-Masri, Ph.D. Cambridge U., Advisor & Head of Sharia Dept., College of Sharia & Islamic Studies, Mecca.

    Bukhari vol. 7, #65:

    “Narrated Aisha that the prophet wrote the marriage contract with her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old.”

    EVIL!

    Akira’s last blog post..ORGANIZED CRIME ALERT

  10. Akira permalink
    May 21, 2008 11:19 pm

    Anyone who follows a pedophile is sick in the head or evil, and has no right to live in a civilized nation.

    All they do is spread poison, everywhere they go.

    They invaded Mecca, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Byzantium, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Spain, France, Greece, Serbia, Romania, Albania, Persia, Afghanistan, India, etc.

    Now Belgium, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, UK, and anywhere else dumb enough to let them in.

    Akira’s last blog post..ORGANIZED CRIME ALERT

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