The term “Islamophobia” is one that I have frequently been on the receiving end of due to my outspoken views about an ideology which I hold genuine, justified concerns which I shall discuss shortly.
Before I discuss why I believe it is unfair and frankly inaccurate to suggest that my fears of the faith are “extremely irrational” as defined in the Oxford Dictionary— I must first make the distinction that my alleged “phobia” strictly relates to the Islamic ideology. I am not a “Muslimaphobic” — neither do I walk around on egg shells fearing anyone with a beard or a hijab. In-fact, as I will happily admit, the vast majority of Muslims around the world are peaceful people, despite the fact that this peaceful attitude cannot be linked back to the faith itself.
Islamophobia as a concept was an invention in the early 1990s by the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT), a front group of the terrorist organisation The Muslim Brotherhood. Former IIIT member Abdur-Rahman Muhammad — who was with the organisation when the word was formally created, now reveals the original intent behind the concept of Islamophobia:
“This loathsome term is nothing more than a thought-terminating cliche conceived in the bowels of Muslim think tanks for the purpose of beating down critics.”
Although the term was coined in the early 1990s, “Islamophobia” was not a mainstream label until after the 9/11 attacks in New York, when Muslim communities believed that they were being disproportionately targeted by perpetrators of hate crimes and acts of discrimination.
The reality of increased anti Muslim sentiment is actually wholly inaccurate. FBI data on hate crimes show that incidence of anti-Muslim abuses nationwide has actually declined since September 2001. In fact, the overwhelming majority of religiously motivated hate crimes have targeted Jews. In 2006, for instance, 66 percent of religiously motivated attacks in the US were against Jews, while just 11 percent targeted Muslims, even though the Jewish and Muslim populations in the United States are similar in size.
Muslims in the UK are far from demonised or outcast by the population and Government — The true reality of Britain’s welcoming and accommodating attitude to those of all faiths is evident in an era where multiculturalism is now at the forefront of all political parties agendas, even though many will argue that this has been to the detriment of the indigenous communities that were once a majority.
Mosques are being built freely and being given special privilege in some cases, Shari’ah courts are on the rise, legislation specific to anti Islamic “hate crimes” are being discussed in parliament, women are allowed to walk the streets in a burqa and we are currently in the process of re-homing hundreds of thousands of Muslim Syrian “refugees” are just a few examples of our tolerant and respectful attitude towards a religion that demands so much respect, and yet does so little to earn it.
It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see the vast difference in rights and liberties afforded to Muslims in non-Islamic countries, to the rights of non-Muslims in Islamic countries.
Media outlets are now very careful not to offend Muslims when reporting on acts of terror inspired by Islam which was particularly evident by their refusal to re-publish the Charlie Hebdo cover which was at the centre of the Parisian massacre, despite the global outcry in support of the magazine.
Since then not much has changed, the mainstream media now describe Muslims who have committed criminal acts as “Asians” to avoid a backlash from liberals pulling out the “phobia” card and if there was still any doubt that the media are censoring themselves for fear of offending Muslims, look no further than the attempt to cover-up the recent attacks in Cologne. It took the BBC five days to report on what is being described as the worst gang sexual assault cases in the last century.
Whilst jews around the world are being persecuted, murdered and beaten daily by gangs of Muslims, the most brutal “Islamophobic” attacks that we hear about today are a few slices of streaky bacon on a Mosque door handle, far from the murderous Islamophobic epidemic that the Muslim communities want us to believe. The sad reality is that while genuine case of brutal anti semitic attacks are ignored, more and more resources are put into solving the case of the unsmoked streaky bacon villain.
What may surprise you is that many of the high profile “Islamophobic” attacks over the last couple of years have actually been perpetrated by Muslims themselves just so they can play the victim card on many occasions and put more pressure on the Governments to bring in laws specific to suppressing any further criticism of Islam
The fear of offending Muslims is now at an all time high and as a result, children up and down the country have been victims of horrific sexual abuse by gangs of Muslims in Rochdale, Rotherham and Oxford who were allowed to continue, purely out of fear of being called an “Islamophobe” or a “racist” for investigating the crimes. They are the real victims of Islamophobia.
So with this in mind — Do I have an “extreme irrational” fear of Islam? Well, in my opinion no — and here’s why;
Is it irrational to fear an ideology that actively calls for my murder as an infidel?
Is it irrational to fear an ideology that digs holes in the ground and throws stones at a womens heads for adultery?
Is it irrational to fear being beheaded on the street or blown up on a bus?
Is it irrational that I may fear an ideology that suppresses even the most basic of women’s rights?
Is it irrational to fear an ideology that executes homosexuals?
Is it irrational that I may happen to fear an ideology that murders children for dishonouring their families?
Is it irrational to fear an ideology that allows men to beat their wives?
Is it irrational that I may fear my children being raped because pedophilia is allowed within Islam providing the child has hit puberty?
Is it irrational that I may fear an ideology that cuts off the clitoris of women on religious grounds?
Is it irrational that I may fear people walking around the streets covered in a black tarpaulin?
Is it irrational that I may fear a religion which practising the barbaric and inhumane slaughter of animals under religious grounds?
Is it irrational to fear the 82 Islamic terrorist organisations that are currently operating around the world?
I happen to fear the above mentioned as you all should — anyone who dares to suggest that this is not “Islam” has either never picked up the Quran, or has lived in a dark room for the last 100 years.
The argument that the West can do no good and that Islam can do no bad doesn’t really work. No one is suggesting that the West at times doesn’t have faults –- but in terms of culture and liberty, it is far superior to anything that Islam has had to offer.
There is one obvious phobia attached to Islam that everyone is too afraid to point out, and that is that Islam has a phobia of everything that is not Islamic. Anyone who disagrees, I suggest you go to Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of the religion and tell me whether you are free to live an “un-Islamic “ life — You will be in for a shock I can assure you.
The entire concept of Islam as an ideology does not allow or respect anything outside of teachings of Islam. Countries that employ democratic governments are not to be obeyed, and non muslims (kuffar) are considered to be dirty animals. Islam has one goal, and that is to dominate the world through violence or by using the “womb” to populate countries until they are a majority, which will sadly one day will be a reality if we continue to suppress any criticism of Islam with this ludicrous nonsensical label.
Is It Irrational To Fear Islam? Clearly not..