There is no such thing as Islamophobia – this is a term of propaganda designed to protect Islam from the forces of secularism by conflating all criticism of it with racism and xenophobia. And it is doing its job, because people like you have been taken in by it.”
Ayaan Hirsi Ali,
“Islamophobia” is a term adopted by Muslim apologists and members of the Liberal and Left wing establishment. In a supposed show of tolerance, they embrace a totalitarian ideology in its most vicious form. Western liberals have in essence sided with the Islamists fanatics betraying those who genuinely seek to reform Islam.
The net result was tarnishing the understandable fear , anger and weariness of Europeans and Americans of the incessant Muslim terror attacks and the rising hostility towards the non-Muslims host populations derisibly referred to in most Muslim scriptures as the Kuffar: infidels.
Islamophobia is a recent term that started appearing in the mid to late 1990s . It must not be confused with “xenophobia”, the blanket and unjustifiable fear of the strangers.
Prior to the rise of Islamic terror , Muslim residents in Europe and America enjoyed a relatively peaceful co-existence in their host nations . Islam was viewed as yet an other addition to the religious mosaic that is Europe and America. Most citizens in the host nations considered Islam no differently from the way they considered their own religions- a set of rules and directives regulating Man’s spiritual relationship with God . There was no reason to delve deeply into the true Islam nor to dissect its scriptures and holy book. As such there was no discrimination against Muslims due to their religion, or perceived religious, national, or ethnic identity .
The onslaught of indiscriminate terror on unsuspecting civilians changed all that . People began to wonder why the Muslims hate us. Many scholars began to take a serious look at the Islamic scriptures particularly the Quan “the constitution of Islam” resulting in rational criticism of the religion based on historical factual evidence . This is no different from the criticism of the tenets of other religions or ideologies and is not an indication of bigotry or prejudice. The European Renaissance and Reformation would never have come into existence had it not been for the criticism of Christianity.
The term ‘Islamophobia,’ is a malicious attack on free thinking and a means of muzzling all criticism of Islam . It must not to be equated with anti-Semitism, racism, sexism and homophobia. These are expressions of hostility, prejudice, and discrimination against Jews, people of colour, women and homosexuals for no reason other than for being who they are. They have not committed atrocities against innocent people of a different religion, race sex or sexual orientation.
The correct term to define the weariness sweeping the world because of Islamic terror and the justified reaction to it should be ISLAMO-WEARINESS or ISLAMO -FATIGUE.
Critics of Islam are being shamed into silence for criticizing the Muslim religious tenets by calling them bigots and Islamophobes. The real aim is to shield the ideology of Islam itself from criticism. The fear of being labelled an Islamophobe is increasing thus fulfilling the objectives of those who aim at curtailing any criticism of the religion itself.
Sam Harris described Islamophobia as a “word created by fascists, & used by cowards, to manipulate morons.” He added:
“Islam is not a race, ethnicity, or nationality: it’s a set of ideas, criticism of these ideas should never be confused with an animus toward people. And yet it is. I’m convinced that this is often done consciously, strategically, and quite cynically as a means of shutting down conversation on important topics.”