Now consider Islamophobia. Anyone who calls out Islamist extremism as a fanatical or primitive interpretation of Islam currently dominant in the Muslim world is called an Islamophobe. Anyone who says the Muslim Brotherhood is a conspiracy to Islamise the world is called an Islamophobe. Yet evidence abounds to support such observations. Numerous Islamic religious authorities have upheld the uncompromising precepts behind Islamic fundamentalism and holy war.
Muslim Brotherhood documents relating to Britain, Europe and America talk about changing “the very infrastructure of society, its institutions, its culture, its political order, and its creed from ignorance to Islam” and “eliminating and destroying the western civilisation from within”.
Yet anyone sounding the alarm about this is called Islamophobic. These include the former Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somalian victim of genital mutilation and prominent critic of Islam who lives under police guard because of Islamist threats to her life. [Melanie Phillips, 510 comments]
[TOP RATED COMMENT 300 votes] Interesting points made, as a black man I have found that I have not received racism or prejudice from white people but I have from other ethnic communities. This is never mentioned in the media as they seem to like to make it seem only white peoples can be racist.
[2ND 253] I was brought up in an Islamist household, as a Salafi Muslim, and I can tell you with much assuredness that everything Melanie says here is utterly correct.
[3RD 218] The pervasive Islamaphobia narrative suggests that an inordinate and violent hatred of Muslims is manifested within our non-Muslim demographic. In the present century 88 people have been murdered in the UK by Muslims in hate and terror attacks targeting non-Muslims. If the propensity for murderous violence against Muslims had been manifested at the same rate from within the non-Muslim cohort, allowing for the fact that it is 20 times larger, then over 1,700 Muslim fatalities could have been anticipated. In fact the figure is 1: Finsbury Park.
If there really is such an inordinate, violent hatred of Muslims as the proponents of Islamophobia allege how do they square that with the fact that in respect of the propensity for the most serious (ie murderous) attacks the depredations caused by Islamophobia are miniscule compared to those caused by Kuffarphobia (for want of a better word).
I have never heard a Muslim commentator address the yawning discrepancy; I have rarely heard anyone in the media question it. It is as if the Islamaphobia narrative is self-justifying by dint of constant repetition. [The Times (£)] Read more