• Are Islamophobes just Racists?

    Another excerpt from the Anti-Islam F.A.Q.:



    0.3  This is just another form of white xenophobia or racism.  ‘Islam isn’t a race’ is just a dodge – this is in line with prejudice against immigrants, blacks – dark skinned people in general.  Your views are just racism recast, and we should dismiss them as such.

    Please take a look at this for starters, and then read this.

    What difference would it make if I was a racist?  It simply means that a racist is right and you are wrong.  Moreover, let’s say that I am a racist and a bigot and this is all an elaborate con.  Doesn’t that make you morally obliged to take this seriously, to read through it and offer a comprehensive refutation?  If you just dismiss this, won’t you be letting other people get conned by me?

    However, please reread that first link and then look at this:

    Islamophobes: the world's most diverse bigots
    Islamophobes: the world’s most diverse bigots

    To take that from the top, left to right, row by row, these are: Sabatina James, Austrian Pakistani convert to Christianity and women’s rights activist; Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Somali Islamic apostate and atheist, women’s rights activist; Yaron Brook, Israeli-American head of the Ayn Rand Institute; Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister; Ashin Wirathu, Burmese Buddhist and leader of the 969 movement; Bruce Bawer, gay American writer living in the Netherlands; Ibn Warraq, Islamic apostate scholar; Guillaume Faye, French neo-fascist; Robert Spencer, American Catholic conservative; Maryam Namazie, Iranian communist; Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and anti-fascist resistance fighter; Pim Fortuyn, former communist party member, and life-long social democrat, as well as supporter of gay rights; Brigitte Gabriel, Maronite Christian Lebanese; Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese opposition politician; Richard Dawkins, British atheist intellectual and evolutionary biologist; Sam Harris, American leftist atheist; Walid Shoebat, former PLO terrorist and fundamentalist Christian convert; Umar Malinde, Ugandan Christian convert; Suzanne Zeller-Hirzel, last survivor of the White Rose, the anti-Nazi resistance in Germany; Zakaria Bostros, Coptic priest; Bill Maher, US lefty comedian; V.S. Naipaul, Trinidadian writer and winner of the Nobel prize.

    Now as you may have noticed, this is about as a diverse group as you can imagine.  There is exactly one thing that unites this group, which is that they all have taken a close look at Islam and concluded that it is a menace.

    Take Islam out of the equation and just note down the number of people you’d think were broadly on ‘your team’ – your political/philosophical worldview. You don’t have to agree with all of them, or even most of them – but the miniscule chances of you not aligning with any of them, should make you ask: how is it that a group of people with exactly nothing else in common tend to converge on the same view of Islam?   Doesn’t that suggest that we might have stumbled across something valid?

    But if insist on this argument that loathing of Islam is some sort of irrational bigotry, to be lumped in with racism, well, that’s very convenient.  A certain fraction does exist that use hostility to Islam as a way of being generally xenophobic.  However, before you get smug, let’s take a look at the other side of the coin – what sort of people tend to like Islam, defend it?  Well, people like this guy:

    Heinrich Himmler, under whose guidance the Handschar SS was formed
    Heinrich Himmler, under whose guidance the Handschar SS was formed

    And this guy:

    Gotlob Berger, mastermind of the Waffen-SS, and responsible for the death-marches
    Gotlob Berger, mastermind of the Waffen-SS, and responsible for the death-marches

    And of course, this guy:


    Cheap shot?  Try the following further details:

    And so on.  In their loathing of the liberal, American-Jewish world order, they sound a lot like both Islam’s fanatics and the Islamophile defenders on the political left.

    So when someone like Ben Afleck says that criticising Islam is like saying ‘you shifty jew’, it is entirely appropriate to respond that, on the contrary, he is recycling the talking points of the most hardened white-supremacists and neo-Nazis.

    Still think it’s a cheap shot?  Well, then think twice before you attribute hatred of Islam to some sort of racist bigotry.



    Close excerpt.

    We now can add another member to the pantheon of Islamophobes:


    That’s Trevor Phillips, former head of the British and Equality Human Rights commission, who now admits that:

    ‘Britain desperately wants to think of its Muslims as versions of the Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, or the cheeky-chappie athlete Mo Farah. But thanks to the most detailed and comprehensive survey of British Muslim opinion yet conducted, we now know that just isn’t how it is.

    In other words, Mr Phillips is admitting the truth I documented rather extensively in my previous post: that Muslims  in huge numbers refuse the most basic requirements of liberal society.

    And Phillips is the man who introduced and promoted the term “Islamophobia” twenty years ago.

    (If I’d introduced this as a twist in fiction, I’d be howled down as too obvious).

    Now, I don’t blame him for thinking – back in 1997! – that Muslims were just like any other immigrant population.  I thought so then.  This was before 9/11, before the Mohammed riots, before 7/7, before the orgy of evidence to the contrary.  I can understand people still wanting to believe that now.

    What I can’t forgive, though, is the automatic, reflexive smearing of anyone speaking up against Islam as a racist, know-nothing bigot.  Sorry – reread this and look hard upon those faces, of the Islamophobes and Islamophiles.  That charge just won’t wash anymore.


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    Article by: The Prussian