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Using 'Islamophobia' = Insulting One's Own Intelligence

Postby Prismatic567 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:56 am

"Phobia" means a form of irrational fear of something.

Islam permits and inspires its followers to commit terrible evil and violent acts against non-Muslims upon the slightest threats to the religion. The permission and inspiration by Allah are stated in the Quran - the core constitution of Islam.

The evidence of the terrible evil and violent acts committed upon non-Muslims throughout its 1400 history up to the present is so evident.
One of the evident stats among others is the following;

https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/TROP.jpg

From the above, non-Muslims are justified to have real fears of Islam and its potential evil.

Note those who are so blind, ignorant and naive have suffered fatal consequences, e.g.

    Recently two Scandinavian girls [presumably leftists or apologists] went camping in Morocco in the belief Islam and its believers are supposedly peaceful. The consequence of their ignorance was both were raped, tortured and killed by Muslims inspired by their religion - Islam.

    I have always wanted to visit the pyramids. But due to the real fears of Islam, I will not visit any notorious Muslim majority country or location. Not long ago some Vietnamese tourists were killed while visiting the pyramids.

    Two American cyclists [naive and stupid] believed all humans are peaceful and do not want to be labeled islamophobes. They were killed by Muslims while cycling throught Tajikistan.

    Were the American cyclists killed in Tajikistan naive for traveling there?
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyl ... e5bdbf93ce

Note what had happened to Europe [the obvious] with their stupidity in not understanding and realizing the inherent evil of Islam when they take in more and more Muslims [thus Islam].

Due to the evident potential evil and violent acts from Islam it is only natural that most concerned human beings will critique Islam justifiably based on clear cut evidence of evil and violent acts by evil prone Muslims inspired by their evil laden Islam.

The term "islamophobia' was devised by some evil prone Muslims to deflect the inherent evil of Islam and pretend to let Islam be the victim.

Justified criticisms of Islam based on real evidence is not 'Islamophobia'.

Therefore using the term 'Islamophobia' to counter justified rational fears of Islam is an insult to normal human intelligence and making the user of such a term 'STUPID.'
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Re: Using 'Islamophobia' = Insulting One's Own Intelligence

Postby Karpel Tunnel » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:40 pm

I have several problems with the term 'Islamophobia'. contextual - it is often used as if it is a form or racism or equivalent to racism. But it isn't. Racism is judging people based on a category they cannot control and which has nothing to do with who they are. Islam is a belief system. Belief systems affect attitudes and behavior, and while they may not be a choice, they can change. Most people who use the term Islamophobia claim, at least to be against racism or certain political positions. Well, those are also belief systems. It is not discrimination to be wary of or critical of people with certain systems of belief, and all the people who use the term Islamophobia, are wary of and critical of groups with specific beliefs.
This doesn't mean I think it is ok to categorically treat people. IOW if I own a store and someone I think is a Muslim comes in to buy something, I am going to treat them like anyone else. As a neo-con phobe I will also treat someone who is a neo-con like I would anyone else.
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Re: Using 'Islamophobia' = Insulting One's Own Intelligence

Postby Prismatic567 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:01 am

Karpel Tunnel wrote:I have several problems with the term 'Islamophobia'. contextual - it is often used as if it is a form or racism or equivalent to racism. But it isn't.
Racism is judging people based on a category they cannot control and which has nothing to do with who they are. Islam is a belief system. Belief systems affect attitudes and behavior, and while they may not be a choice, they can change. Most people who use the term Islamophobia claim, at least to be against racism or certain political positions. Well, those are also belief systems. It is not discrimination to be wary of or critical of people with certain systems of belief, and all the people who use the term Islamophobia, are wary of and critical of groups with specific beliefs.
This doesn't mean I think it is ok to categorically treat people. IOW if I own a store and someone I think is a Muslim comes in to buy something, I am going to treat them like anyone else. As a neo-con phobe I will also treat someone who is a neo-con like I would anyone else.

In a way there is an attempt to associate 'Islamophobia' with racism because most people has a serious abhorrence for racism. In addition there are severe legal penalties for racist acts.

I believe the term "Islamophobia" is related to 'homophobia'.
I would agree homophobia is a true representative mental state of those who condemned homosexual out of 'fear' which is very irrational. This is because there are no triggers within homosexuality to kill straight people.

However the fear of Islam is a genuine fear because Islam as an ideology has an intrinsic hatred for non-Muslims and Allah within the Quran sanctions and permits the killing of non-Muslims within some very vague conditions. Such evil elements in the Quran are confirmed by the very evident acts of terror and violence committed by SOME Muslims in the name of Islam and Allah, e.g.

34000++ Fatal Incidents Committed by Muslims Since 911
https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/TROP.jpg

My point is;
Muslims and apologists who used the term 'Islamophobia' to condemn those who make rational critique of Islam's evil, should themselves be condemned as insulting their own intelligence.
It is so obvious the rational critique of Islam as a violent religion cannot be termed 'Islamophobic.'
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Re: Using 'Islamophobia' = Insulting One's Own Intelligence

Postby Prismatic567 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:27 am

In late last year there was a proposal to the UK parliament to establish a definition for 'Islamophobia'.
As per the OP, I have stated the use of the term 'islamophobia' is an insult to human intelligence.

Here is a counter to the proposals by Sir John Jenkins;

Executive Summary
1. Last month, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims
published a report containing a new definition of Islamophobia.

2. The APPG urges the Government to adopt this definition as a means of
countering anti-Muslim hatred.

3. There is no doubt that the MPs involved had – and have – the best of
intentions. Anti-Muslim hatred and bigotry is a problem that needs to be
addressed both politically, societally and individually. But the proposed
definition of Islamophobia is not only inadequate but divisive and
potentially damaging to social cohesion.

4. Should the Government accept this highly partial definition, which
reflects an agenda unrepresentative of the expressed concerns of many, if
not most, British Muslims, they would risk endangering free speech, press
freedom and open the door to an assault on current counter-extremism
policy.

5. Many questions need to be asked about how the report was compiled;
whether due diligence was carried out on its authors and their sources;
and what the definition of Islamophobia could mean in practice.
https://policyexchange.org.uk/wp-conten ... phobia.pdf


One interesting point I noted is, the focus is on anti-Muslims, i.e. mainly on negative attitudes toward Muslims i.e. Muslimness, but why are they using the term 'Islamophobia' rather than 'Muslimophobia'.


Another stupid attempt of the the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is to relate Islamophobia as a equivalent to racism.

    On 27th November, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims
    published a report1 titled Islamophobia Defined: the inquiry into a working
    definition of Islamophobia. It contained the following definition:
      “Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets
      expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness.”
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Re: Using 'Islamophobia' = Insulting One's Own Intelligence

Postby Prismatic567 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:47 am

Here is one comment to the above proposals;

Until 28 January, the Home Affairs Committee is calling for evidence on Islamophobia. It is considering the definition proposed recently by the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on British Muslims, co-chaired by Anna Soubry and Wes Streeting.

There is a looming risk the Government will soon subscribe to a definition of Islamophobia that will function as a backdoor blasphemy law shielding one religion from valid criticism, even by fellow believers.
At worst, the proposed definition of Islamophobia could pave the way to a police state in which none of us can be sure when we might be arrested.

It has proposed the following definition:

    ‘Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness.’

If this definition becomes law, no one would be sure which forms of words could land them in court.
It is precisely such uncertainty that makes the difference between a police state and a free society.

Historically the term ‘rule of law’ was used to describe the political system in which everyone knew when the law could be used against them and when they were free to act as each believed best. As John Locke put it, in England there was a ‘standing rule to live by, common to every one of that society’ which meant ‘a liberty to follow my own will in all things, where the rule prescribes not; and not to be subject to the inconstant, uncertain, unknown, arbitrary will of another’.
https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/01/a ... r-trouble/
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Re: Using 'Islamophobia' = Insulting One's Own Intelligence

Postby Prismatic567 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:55 am

Frankly, I believe the issue of the rise of the term 'Islamophobia' is due the fact that Islam itself is inherently and malignantly evil which has influenced and inspired a significant 'SOME' evil prone Muslim to commit all sort of terrible evil and violent acts upon non-Muslims.
In addition, Islam promotes a sense of false arrogance that Muslims are the most superior beings and non-Muslims are the worst of creatures. The prominent promotion "us versus them" also create friction between Muslims and non-Christians.

Muslims are pushing for the term Islamophobia to be legalized to restrict genuine criticisms of the inherent malignant evil and violent elements within Islam.

That the problem is with Islam itself is proven by the absence of similar problems from other religions. There is no issue of Christianophobia, Buddhismophobia, Hinduismophobia, etc.
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