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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Islamophobia



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phobia /pho·bia/ (fo´be-ah) a persistent, irrational, intense fear of a specific object, activity, or situation (the phobic stimulus), fear that is recognized as being excessive or unreasonable by the individual himself. There is nothing irrational, excessive or unreasonable about the fear of Islam. In her University of Leicester speech today the Tory Party Chairman, Baroness Warsi, raises the now familiar cry of Islamophobia, warning that describing Muslims as either “moderate” or “extremist” fosters growing prejudice. If it is a question of either we would have to choose "extremist" because at the root of the Islamic ideology is a belief that Islam is supreme and that any means, including lying (taqiyya), are legitimate weapons to achieve world domination.


The illustration above may be old but the hideous practice depicted continues today. (Dreadful images can be readily found by 'Googling' if anyone doubts it.) Many web sites raise issues of concern but the response is invariably "Islamophobia!" No-one is suggesting that all Muslims are bad, indeed Lady Warsi is to be congratulated for her support for women in Pakistan where she worked with Pakistan's Ministry of Law on a project to fight forced marriage. What people have a problem with is the ideology.


Islamists protect their religion by reacting to any supposed criticism, even killing Christians for believing that Jesus Christ is not just another prophet as in Islam but God incarnate. Is it less reasonable for Christians and those of other faiths to protect their religion by using the pen rather than the sword?

3 comments:

  1. After living for years in Saudi, where the possession of a Bible was a criminal offence, I want the whole world to think about the phrase you put so neatly, regarding the merits of pen versus the sword to express disagreement... I have observed before that Baroness Warsi is a master of taqquia - oops, should say 'mistress' shouldn't I - but she needs to know that more and more non-Muslims are learning about this particular form of lying or dissimulating to protect Islam. I like Jesus's forthright condemnation of all lying. Look it up, Baroness Warsi.

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  2. I mis-spelled 'taqqiya' in my previous comment. Don't know how that 'u' got in.

    That aside, if Baroness W watched LIVE the second Chilcot hearing yesterday, I would like to have been in the same room as she was. Tony Blair said things about Islam yesterday during this hearing that I have never heard any Western politician say before. I noticed today that the full hearing has now been chopped up into pieces on the Internet and Tony's bold remarks appear to have been binned. If you know a link that does provide them, I will be most grateful to know it. I couldn't find one today.

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  3. Never mind the spelling, the message was clear thank you tsavogadfly. You may have spotted that I used your comment in a subsequent post. The video you seek is probably the one used by Cranmer on his blog, a real wake up call:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=faiLILaSy98

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