Islamophobia – The Irrational Fear of Questioning Islam

By • on May 15, 2013
Personifications of dementia, megalomania, acute mania, melancholia, idiocy, hallucination, erotomania and paralysis in the gardens of the Hospice de la Salpêtrière.  Armand Gautier 1857.

Personifications of dementia, megalomania, acute mania, melancholia, idiocy, hallucination, erotomania and paralysis in the gardens of the Hospice de la Salpêtrière. Armand Gautier 1857.

Introduction

This article will discuss the way the word ‘Islamophobia’ has been used as a political weapon rather than as an honest way of communicating an idea.  The main problem arises from the fact that by combining the words ‘Islam’ and ‘phobia’ the resulting term is itself contradictory given current usage.  It ignores rational fears that people may have and in the best Stalinist tradition labels those with such fears as being mentally ill.

We will start by showing how the term ‘Islamophobia’ as it is currently used is merely a political tool to shut people up.  We will then demonstrate how a word that combines ‘Islam’ and ‘phobia’ could be more appropriately defined.  The inclusion of a linguistic component used regularly by psychiatrists will of course be justified in our more logical definition.  We will then look at the case of the recent Boston bombing as an example of what happens when Islamophobia as the irrational fear of questioning Islam is not taken into consideration by policymakers who often appear to be its most acute sufferers.

This article will argue that if the world ‘phobia’ is to be used in combination with Islam then it is more appropriate for describing the people who currently wield the term rather than those who are victimised by such people.  Islamophobia should therefore be defined as ‘the irrational fear of questioning Islam’.

‘Islamophobia’ As A Tool To Shut People Up!

The problem with the term ‘Islamophobia’ is that due to the illogical use to which it has been put, it has managed to elude proper definition.  Furthermore, pro-sharia activists and sympathisers prefer to keep the term as nebulous as possible since this assists their agenda.  If a rational definition is created then it is more difficult for the term to be used as a tool stifle debate and demonise people.

What has been done with the word ‘Islamophobia’ is part of a trend in which the true meanings of words and language is hollowed out in order to fit the needs of a perverted political agenda.  A great many terms have had their meanings blurred to meet the needs of politics rather than communication.  The use of the term ‘far right’ to describe anyone who a person disagrees with is an example.  How can people defend themselves when they are accused via words and phrases that have lost their original or logical meanings?

Islamophobia has come to be interpreted by many as the irrational fear of Islam or Muslims.  The problem arises when its main use is to describe people with quite rational fears.  In its report – Islamophobia: A Challenge For Us All  (1), the Runnymede Trust recognised problems with the term:

“The word is not ideal, but is recognisably similar to ‘xenophobia’ and ‘europhobia, and is a useful shorthand way of referring to dread or hatred of Islam – and, therefore, to fear or dislike of all or most Muslims.” (p1)

The report goes on to define the word as follows:

“The term Islamophobia refers to unfounded hostility towards Islam.  It refers also to the practical consequences of such hostility in unfair discrimination against Muslim individuals and communities, and to the exclusion of Muslims from mainstream political and social affairs.” (p4)

However, the authors of the report seemed to project their own interpretations of what constituted ‘unfounded’ and ‘unfair’ into the report.  The definition thus continued to remain without real meaning.  The report went on to use the term in a way that seemed to guide the reader to a predetermined conclusions.  It appeared to be used in a way to demonise and delegitimise those who express any negativity towards Islam whether rational or irrational.

A report co-sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)(2) defines an Islamophobe as:

“…an individual who holds a closed-minded view of Islam and promotes prejudice against or hatred of Muslims.”

However what is regarded a ‘closed mined’ or ‘prejudiced’ may vary from person to person.  The CAIR report tries to be helpful by providing more clarity when it states:

“Questioning Islam or Muslims is not Islamophobia”

Nevertheless large numbers of people who have only questioned Islam are still labelled ‘Islamophobes’.  An article at Salon.com entitled ‘The 10 most Islamophobic  moments in the 2012 elections’(3) illustrates the point. In that article people who have asked awkward questions about Islam are singled out and labelled as Islamophobes!  Thus even with the proviso provided by the CAIR sponsored report, the term is still used as a political weapon rather than as a way to describe something specific that warrants being related to mental illness. Currently, those using the term ignore the past conquests of non-Muslim lands, the vanished civilisations such as those of Byzandium and Sassanid Persia, and what Samuel Huntington referred to as Islam’s current “bloody borders” (4).  They also ignore the nature of sharia with its hostility to freedom of expression, its second class status of non-Muslims and women, its inhumane punishments, etc.  Far from being irrational those who acknowledge these facts do so in the most lucid and serious frames of mind.

An explanation for this illogical term and its baffling usage can be found by looking at its origins. According to journalist and author Claire Berlinski  the term “Islamophobia” was in fact specifically invented by a Muslim Brotherhood front organization(5). It was developed to snuff out rational debate, to belittle reasonable concerns, and to impose the sharia prohibition against criticism of Islam onto non-Muslim societies. It was thus set up as an effective tool to assist Islamic proselytization at the expense of other values and belief systems.

Rather than those who, for rational reasons, question Islam, it seems that it is those who refuse to question it are the ones that are exhibiting irrational behaviour.  It is therefore more appropriate to define Islamophobia as “the irrational fear of questioning Islam”.

Islamophobia As An Actual Phobia

For Islamophobia to be an actual phobia it is necessary to redefine the usage of the term.  Those who have abused the English language by creating a term that combines Islam’ and ‘phobia’, while not demonstrating how the new word describes an actual phobia, have lost the right to determine what the word means because clearly they do not respect the idea that meaning should actually be based on the logic of language.

‘Islam’ and ‘phobia’ if combined to create a new word must be true to the meanings of each component word.  If there is anything in Islam that is capable of producing rational fear then its combination with phobia is illogical when applied to people who give voice to such rational fears.

However, the rules of language are respected if something relating to Islam creates an irrational fear.  Fear of questioning Islam is such an irrational impulse.   It would only be rational to fear questioning Islam if something bad were to happen to you if you did so.  But we are told repeatedly that Islam is a religion of peace and that there is no compulsion in religion.  We are also told by governments in the West that still we enjoy freedom of speech.

Why then does anyone have a rational excuse not to criticise a religion?  Since there is only one religion that people seem to have a fear of questioning then we have indeed discovered a logical reason for combining Islam’ and ‘phobia’ into a single word.  Thus it would be logical to define the term islamophobia as a condition experienced by those who exhibit an irrational fear of questioning Islam.

Those who fear to practice rigorous analysis because their main priority is adherence to the ideology of political correctness are the ones who are exhibiting the characteristics of a phobia.  After all, such behaviour is irrational, illogical, and contrary to the most basic rules of scientific method.

Islamophobia as the pathology that drives people towards irrational behaviour manifests itself in many unusual behaviours.  Politicians become willing to ignore the national interest or the will of those who elected them.  Countries which claim to be democratic become hostile to the only true democracy in the Middle East. The state as rational actor (one of the most basic assumptions of international relations theory) is transformed into an irrational player on the international stage where the national interest is turned in on itself.  Such actors contribute to the instability of the international system and thus pose a grave threat to civilisation.  That is why Islamophobia, the fear of questioning Islam, is such an essential topic for debate.

Real Islamophobes under our more logical definition have other significant characteristics.  They refuse to acknowledge that maybe, just maybe, certain aspects of Islamic doctrine can motivate individuals to carry out the most heinous of acts.  It is neither our purpose nor our intention here to demonise Muslims but to seek acknowledgement that some aspects of Islamic teaching may motivate people to attack the non-Muslim world.  The vast majority of Muslims are decent hardworking and conscientious individuals who just want to live their lives in peace.  However, the aspects of doctrine that can and do inspire violence need to be discussed and analysed in the cool light of day.  Only by discussing the issues can natural and justifiable fears be allayed and rational policy making take place.

Islamophobia as the fear of questioning Islam results in many other strange phenomena, some recent examples include:

The list could go on and on!  What are these if they are not crystal clear manifestations of madness?  This is a serious question especially when many of those exhibiting the symptoms are the same people who run countries and shape our world.

The Boston Bombing As The Result of Phobia

Arguably the irrational fear of questioning Islam is what allowed the recent Boston bombing to be carried out.  An article from The Washington Times makes the point:

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s failure to recognize political Islam as a driver of jihadist terrorism is partly to blame for the FBI not identifying one of the Boston Marathon bombers in 2011 as a security risk, according to U.S. officials and private counterterrorism analysts.” (11)

Indeed, voices were raised in concern when the Obama Administration revised rules of engagement with regard to monitoring of potential terrorists.  An article at the Westminster Institute explains:

“The White House has initiated a secretive review of all federal law enforcement and military counter-terrorism training.  This process has already blacklisted several recognized authorities and is expected to forbid future use of terms such as “jihad” or “Islamist terrorism.”  Counter-terrorism experts and federal agents are critical of the initiative, which appears to be driven more by concerns about offending Muslims – and Muslim lobbying organizations – than by concern for American national security.” (12)

Another article at Front Page Magazine referred to the problem in its title as “Terrorist? Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (13) in reference to the FBI’s “Guiding Principles: Touchstone Document on Training” (14) which states that training must give recognition to the principle:

“…that mere association with organizations that demonstrate both legitimate (advocacy) and illicit (violent extremism) objectives should not automatically result in a determination that the associated individual is acting in furtherance of the organization’s illicit objective(s).”

When people are afraid to raise an issue due to the risk of being demonised or disciplined in their work for security organizations like the FBI then that fear is a great motivator for ignoring real world problems.  The minds that have created such taboos obviously live on a plane of existence far removed from deafening signals of danger that sound out like sirens in the real world.  They are the Islamophobes who have an irrational fear of questioning Islam.

It is the lack of due diligence of those who occupy positions of power while simultaneously suffering from this condition of real Islamophobia who bear responsibility for letting events like the Boston bombing happen.  Since their errors were made potentially from a psychiatric condition, then we should not judge them too harshly, it is not their fault.  They should be pitied and given all the help and assistance that they need in order to return to good health.  However, they are clearly unfit to remain in positions of power and influence.

Conclusion

It is quite clear that the Islamophobia that results from fear of questioning Islam needs to be properly researched and those who suffer from it effectively diagnosed.  Perhaps such people should avoid positions in which they would find themselves exposed to the ideas of other people.  Fields like politics and the media should therefore really be avoided by such people.  In any case effective policy making requires lawmakers to be open to all ideas so that they can make the most appropriate decisions.  Unfortunately current policy making seems to be lacking in objective reasoning and the result is illogical legislation and unhappy societies.  End Islamophobia now!

(1) Islamophobia: A Challenge For Us All. Runnymede Trust 1997.

(2) Same Hate, New Target: Islamophobia and Its Impact in the United States – January 2009-December 2010.  Report co-sponsored report by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

(3) The 10 most Islamophobic moments in the 2012 elections. Jillian Rayfield and Alex Seitz-Wald. Salon.com. October 20, 2012.

(4) The Clash of Civilisations, Samuel Huntington, Foreign Affairs Vol. 72 No. 3, Summer 1993, p35.

(5) Moderate Muslim Watch: How the Term “Islamophobia” Got Shoved Down Your Throat.  Claire Berlinski. ricochet.com. November 24, 2010.

(6) Anglican School Drops Christian Hymns. Jackie Bruchi. Standfirminfaith.com. April 23, 2013.

(7) Feiglin: Netanyahu barred me from Temple Mount. The Jerusalem Post. 29 April, 2013.

(8) UK allows Muslim nurses to not wash to protect their “modesty”. The European Union Times. April 21, 2010

(9) Obama approves ‘trusted traveler’ status for Saudis. WorldTribune.com. April 1, 2013.

(10) The Saudi Saga: Key Information Still Being Revealed In Case Of Former ‘Person Of Interest’ Gov’t Considered Deporting. Jason Howerton. The Blaze. April 18, 2013.

(11) Blind Eye: Conciliatory FBI policies toward Islamism hampered probe into Boston bombers.  Bill Gertz. The Washington Times.  April 23, 2013.

(12) White House Review Threatens Counter-Terrorism Operations. Westminster Institute. November 22.

(13) Terrorist? Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.  Matthew Vadum.  FrontPageMag.  September 25, 2012.

(14) The FBI’s Guiding Principles: Touchstone Document on Training – 2012. U.S. Department of Justice.  Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Comments

By Elsa on May 15th, 2013 at 20:34

Fearing questioning Islam – quite rational if you are afraid of anger. But such a fear is lethal if we want to stop Islam and if we care about our society more than fear. It’s a matter of priorities. Freedom and human rights on one side, vs fear on the other.

By Iftikhar Ahmad on May 15th, 2013 at 21:39

Islamophobia and Arabophobia has been part of western culture since the Crusades, with Saddam and Osama only the latest in a long line of Arab bogeymen. The real reason for the current spate of Islamophobia is the fact that Islam has been the fastest growing religion in the world and as such poses a threat to the West. This is happening inspite of widespread misconceptions and negative media portrayed of Islam.

Prejudice against Islam in the West developed due to historic rivalry of Christianity against Islam. The defeat of Christians by the Muslims in Crusades was a big shock for the Christian world. These deep wounds are still so fresh in the Christian world today that the parents, media, politicians and teachers feel it a duty to nurture the feelings of prejudice against Islam in the hearts and minds of their young generations. According to Runnymede Trust, Britain has become “an institutionally Islamophobic” society in which Muslims are demonised. Hostility towards Muslims is still a major problem and is not being taken seriously enough by race relations bodies. According to Dr. Richard Stone, there is now renewed talk of a clash of civilizations, a new global cold war, and mounting concern that the already fragile foothold gained by Muslim communities in Britain is threatened by ignorance and intolerance. According to John Gieve of the Home office, Islamic extremism might be a “symptom of disaffection”. The same disaffection previously surfaced during the riots that shook Oldham and Bradford in 2001.

Bernard Shaw once said that the future religion of the West would be Islam and only Islam. Islamophobia is guiding Westerners towards that end. They study with open mind the Holy Quran and Islamic literature and poetry. Islam is a force fighting Imperialism. Read the greatest book of revolution: The Holy Quran. Meet the greatest revolutionary of all times: Muhammad (peace be upon him). In America a great number of universities, colleges and schools are offering Islamic Studies courses. There is a possibility that in the near future half of native population would revert to Islam. In fact Islamophobia is a blessing in disguise.
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http://www.londonschoolofislamics.org.uk

By Aeneas on May 16th, 2013 at 17:28

Thanks for the comment Elsa. But as the article points out “we are told repeatedly that Islam is a religion of peace and that there is no compulsion in religion.” Based on that, surely people are safe to question Islam?

By Elisabeth on May 16th, 2013 at 18:08

Mr. Ahmad, I would rather die than ever convert to a murderous so-called religion. Islam does not stand for the kind of peace I believe in. The sooner it withers away, the better for the free world. I will never surrender to thuggery.

By Edina on May 17th, 2013 at 01:54

Ahmad, your comment above is pure taqyya and is untenable. No doubt you understand what taqqya means? It is the Islamic deception to further the course of Islam that is sanctioned by the book which you regard as the greatest book of revolution. Your Quran which is filled with hatred to non Muslim (infidel and kafir) should be burned and banned for posterity. Surely you can not deny it contains large amount of hateful verses which curse the people of the book such as the Jews (sons of apes and pigs) and the Christians. Your Quran sanctions the killing and the destruction of the people of the book. From the teaching of the Quran, your people continue to maime and kill non Muslims daily around the world for the last 1300 years. Islam may be the fastest growing religion in the world due to immigration, highest birthrates, marriage and force conversion. But Islam has the largest amount of people defecting as well. Your hateful system (not a religion) is dying and it’s days are numbered. Islam is against freedom. It is against the natural laws. It was born out of the arid Arabian dessert and it should be eliminated or confined to that arid region where it was born. Your god is a hateful, violent and unforgiving god. If you can be honest and bright enough then you will leave this evil system and join the ranks of Ali Sina, Aryaan Hirsi Ali, Wafa Sultan and scores of others.

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By kaz on May 17th, 2013 at 13:59

or, we could stop thinking of islamophobia as a pejorative. there is nothing more rational than fearing islam, and if we examine the word carefully, all islamophobia means is fear of islam. the irrational fear part has been added on because some phobias are irrational. other phobias are not. anyone that isnt islamophobic is either dead, like countless victims of islam, eg, the armenians, the zoroastrians of persia, the assyrians of turkey, hundreds of thousands of hindi murdered by islam, the 16th crusade, beheaded by muslims after surrendering, the 3000 who were at the wrong place on 9-11-01, etc, or they just dont have the mental capacity to recognize a real peril. truly rational people would not only fear islam, but they would get rid of islam. there is no rational excuse for allowing even one muslim into an infidel majority country.

By brigitte on May 17th, 2013 at 23:55

20,088 lethal attacks since 9/11 (bombs, stabbings, beheadings, shootings, etc). Enough to turn you into a buddhistphobe. Um, a christianphobe? A sikhphobe, perhaps?
Iftikhar Ahmad, how mad and stupid do you think we are?

By Codjo on May 21st, 2013 at 04:13

Islam is the scourge of our sinful life. Read the Bible and serve God sincerely,
the punishment of God will then be lit.
Most unjust Islam does to its own believers. Read the news. May God let them learn the truth. Christians return to your faith!

By Phoebe on November 1st, 2013 at 00:17

Oh Ahmad – you are still on about this even after Ali Sina comprehensively debunked you on the topic of Islamophobia many years ago:

http://www.faithfreedom.org/oped/sina40622.htm


Dear Mr. Iftikhar Ahmad

I am afraid you are completely out of touch with reality. First of all Islam is not the world’s fastest growing religion. Yes Muslims do procreate faster but this is the nature of all poor and uneducated people. Secondly there are more Muslims leaving Islam than any other religion losing their followers. Please wake up and smell the coffee.

Now the real reason for Islamophobia is because many Muslims are active terrorists. They kill people. Aren’t you watching the news?

Then we have people like you who brazenly deny the real cause of Islamophobia and accuse the terrorized people of paranoia and misunderstanding, hence adding more insults to the injury and give more reasons for people to fear Islam and consider it the religion of a people incapable of rational thought.

Islam does not pose any threat for being, as you put it, “the fastest growing religion”. It is not the fastest growing religion! And even if it were no one would give a damn, just as no one gives a damn about the growth of Falun Gong, which by having over 100 million fresh converts in just 10 years is actually the world’s fastest growing religion. The fear of Islam does not come from its alleged and bogus fast rate of growth but from your terrorist brethren, your holy book of terror and your barefaced denials.

You accuse Westerners of being prejudiced against Islam and being rancorous over the defeat of the crusaders. It is this absurd and mindless thinking that is frightening. What prejudice are you talking about when Muslims can run for political office in “Christian” countries and they enjoy all the benefits that other citizens have? Compare that to the plight of Christians and other minorities in Islamic countries. What rights do they have? …None!

You talk about the loss of crusaders? Sir, the “Christians” have won! They won a long time ago. The very fact that you have left your poor and Islam-devastated country and have come to their doors to seek a better life is proof enough that they have won. What have the Muslims won? Are they technologically more advanced? Are they better educated? Are they more democratic? Is the index of crime lower in Islamic countries? Are they happier? What can you show forth as the proof that you have won? “Historic rivalry of Christianity against Islam”?… Methinks your mind has been left behind in the Middle Ages. Sir, people are afraid of Islam because your fellow coreligionists are killing them, not because of what happened centuries ago. Most of them do not even know what happened in crusades. Some of them are so deluded that even have issued apologies for the crusades. You are talking nonsense. … “Crusades” eh?… “Historic rivalry of Christianity against Islam”? You are so depressingly funny!

Mr. Iftikhar Ahmad, for your information, people in the West do not care anymore about Christianity, crusades and what happened 900 or even 400 years ago. Unlike Muslims who are stuck in the past, they are living in the 21st century and they have their own concerns. It is not just the Europeans who are becoming “Islamophobic”. The Koreans, the Japanese and nations that had nothing to do with crusades are also starting to fear Islam and the Muslims. There are many who were born into Islam and now are afraid of Islam. We are all afraid of Islam because Islam is a religion of terror. This is not phobia. The fear is very real and justifiable. Muhammad promised to “instill terror in the hearts of the unbelievers”. (Quran 8:12) Your prophet has succeeded. Now the world fears Islam. Your unwillingness to accept responsibility and the fact that you blame the victims of paranoia makes Islam look even more hideous. Your refusal to see the truth is a living testament that Islam is an insanity that, if not contained, will blow up the world.

You accuse Jewish and Christian scholars of misrepresenting Islam. I am neither Jewish nor Christian. Yet I declare that they are not misrepresenting Islam. I read the Quran, the Hadith and enough of the history of Islam to know Islam is not a religion but a dangerous cult, created by a controlling and sadistic cult leader.

You claim: “forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever repeated.” And you call those who say such thing liars. Tell me which version of history you read? Is Tabari good enough? How did Islam came to Iran , Egypt , Spain or India ? Millions died defending their countries against marauding Muslims – 80 million were massacred in India alone. Those wretched souls were your own ancestors. This was the biggest holocaust. Now you are siding with the murderers of your ancestors and say it is just a “fantastically absurd myth”? Are you trying to rewrite history? Where do you think these “pure” Islamists got their inspiration to bomb, behead and murder innocent people? Isn’t it all in the examples set by Muhammad and his explicit instructions in the Quran?

Ironically, you are calling upon non-Muslims not to be prejudiced against Muslims but at the same time you threaten that the “Hardening prejudice against Islam is creating a dis-affected underclass of young Muslim ‘time-bombs’ likely to explode into violence”. With that kind of statement do you really expect people to believe Islam is a religion of peace? So basically what you say is that people must agree that Islam is a religion of peace otherwise there will be violence! What is deplorable in all this is that you think your readers are stupid.

You expressed your concern for Muslims losing their foothold in Britain and accuse your hosts of ignorance and intolerance. Don’t you think that those disaffected and violent young Muslims that according to you are time bombs ready to explode have anything to do with it? How about rounding up those “dis-affected underclass of young Muslims” and sending them back home before they explode into violence?

You are demanding westerners use the phrase “Judeo-Christian-Islamic” when they refer to their civilization. Shouldn’t you first go back to your own country of birth and demand that the Jews and Christians be recognized as humans before making such an outlandish demand? You have come to the West and despise everything the western civilization stands for. All you dream of is to destroy it and establish your Islamic intolerant way of life. And now you have the temerity to demand that Islam be recognized as a contributor to this civilization? What has been the contribution of Islam to western civilization?

You claim that “Islamic values are not only compatible with the western values they are almost identical.” Do the Westerners practice polygamy, wife-beating, stoning, hand-chopping, flogging, beheading, clitoridectomy or honor-killing? What is it that you find identical between western civilization and Islamic barbarity? Is democracy an Islamic value adopted by the Westerners? Is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights an Islamic concept?

You say “Western culture is in fact based on Muslim culture”. Sir, Islam does not have a culture. What you mistake as Islamic culture is the culture of the civilized countries that Islam subdued. That culture is destroyed now. Is there any reference to Algebra, Chemistry, Astronomy, architecture, Medicine or philosophy in the Quran? Does Islam encourage poetry, sculpture, painting, dance or music? These are the foundations of any culture and Islam has nothing to do with them. Many of the exponents of these sciences and arts in Islamic countries were apostates. Terrorism however, is very Islamic. The Quran is full of verses that advocate murder, decapitation, genocide and terror. So you can say “Islamic terrorism” but you can’t say “Islamic culture”.

Finally you said one thing that I wholeheartedly agree with and that is “read the Quran”. I did, and I left Islam after that. I urge everyone to read that book, as you said, with an open mind. No one can write a book more damaging to Islam than the Quran. All we need to discredit Islam is to quote the Quran and the Hadith.

In the interests of humanity, I urge both Muslims and non-Muslims to read the Quran so that they can discover for themselves the stupidity of this book and feel its violence. Then I ask everyone not to remain indifferent. Muslims; please leave Islam. If you don’t like what you see, if you are not a terrorist yourself and do not support it, then leave Islam. Islam is a cult of terror. Muhammad was not a prophet. He was a terrorist and a psychopath no better than Hitler. You owe this mad man nothing. Just leave Islam and don’t be a fool. Don’t let the ghost of a psychopath control you with his fables or threaten you with hell and God’s punishment. God will not punish you for using your brain. God does not prize fools either. That man lied. If you are truly a good person, you have no reason to call yourself a Muslim. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. Just as a member of the Nazi party can’t say he is not a racist, you can’t be innocent while you support a cult of terror such as Islam. If you are not a racist, why join the Nazi party? If you are not a terrorist why call yourself a Muslim?

If you are a non-Muslim I urge you also to read the Quran. It won’t take you long to see the violence and hate that emanates from that book. Once you come to see that Islam is not a religion but a dangerous lie, then stop being polite about it lest you hurt the Muslims’ sensitivities. Be truthful! Call a spade a spade. Do not sacrifice the truth at the altars of political correctness. Muslims need to be jolted to reality. Let them feel the heat. They have been too comfortable for too long. They must end this complacency. They must be forced to go back to their “holy” book and rethink about their belief. Once they come to know the real “pure” Islam, most of them will leave this cult. Then it would be easy to see who is a terrorist. This will also weaken the terrorists. Where do you think the terrorists get their unlimited supply of new recruits? The terrorists are these very average Muslims who heed to the call of Muhammad and rise to fight the disbelievers. Q.8:65,

Islam is not a religion based on logics or reason. It is based on lies and on hypes. When the hype is busted, Islam will disappear, like puncturing a balloon with a needle.

The exodus has already begun. Everyday more and more Muslims are learning the bitter truth about Islam and are leaving it. When this number reaches a critical mass, the whole edifice of Islam will crumble under its own weight. It will happen at once and it will happen in our own lifetime. Where did communism go? What happened to Nazism? Islam will go the same way. Do not be daunted by the big number of Muslims. Most of them are our future allies in this battle of good vs. evil. Islam is like a giant edifice built on shallow foundations of lies. No matter how big it may be, it will come down at once. We are not taking it apart brick by brick, like the reformists want to do. That would take another thousand years if at all possible. We are dynamiting its foundation. We are showing Muhammad was a psychopath, a liar and a narcissist. Once that is established, there would be nothing left of Islam.

You can help by being truthful. Do not be an appeaser and do not lie so as to not hurt your Muslim friends’ feelings. Damn with their feelings; let us save the world, their lives, your life and everybody else’s.

And you Mr. Iftikhar Ahmad; If you call this Islamophobia, you aint seen nothing yet! “

By Steve on November 1st, 2013 at 16:52

Excellent summary Phoebe.

It is interesting you state that Islam will crumble within our lifetimes, I hope you are right. I have believed a civil/world war will eventually break out as non-Muslims migrate en-masse to the areas lacking a Muslim critical mass, having watched their own homes be destroyed by an indulgent and ignorant left.

I hope Islam will eventually die out after this but not without a lot of bloodshed with probably millions killed.

I do hope your view prevails but do not have much hope that the west will see sense in anything like enough time.

By Don't Tread On Me on May 6th, 2016 at 06:00

I am an islamaphobe and I’m proud of it. I embrace it. I’m afraid of people that murder innocent UNARMED people for their god. I’m afraid of a god who takes pleasure in it. I’m afraid of people that think homosexuals should be killed. I’m afraid of people that think anybody that leaves their religion should be killed. I’m afraid of people that think adulterers should be killed. I’m afraid of people that hate Jews, Christians and infidels. I’m afraid of people that think it’s an honor to kill a family member for dishonoring the family. BRILLIANT! I’m afraid of a god who is called “the best deceiver” Quran 3:54 and 8:30 . I’m afraid of a god that condemns people that can’t speak or hear. Quran 8:22 & 23 . I could do this all day and night, so I will sum it up with this. I’m afraid of a religion and a people that believe that the most perfect example of a human being was a MURDEROUS, LYING, RAPIST AND CHILD MOLESTER ( PEDOPHILE) . BRILLIANT! They say that they believe in Moses and the ten commandments ” thou shalt not kill ” and yet they kill. “Thou shalt not bare false witness” and yet they lie. I think and believe that we should embrace the term “islamophobia” and say YES I’m an islamaphobe. There is plenty to be fear full of. I want my children and grand children to grow up in and experience the America that I grew up in. I will not swallow what our Islamic president wants for America. I will fight this till every last drop of blood has left my body. WHO WILL STAND WITH ME?