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DC Comics Mainstreaming ‘Islamophobia’

And don't you dare call Batman "the Caped Crusader."

by
Robert Spencer

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September 15, 2012 - 12:04 am
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That’s why Islamic supremacist pressure groups such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) do all they can to portray Muslims as victims in the U.S., despite the fact that they enjoy more rights and freedoms here than they do in Muslim countries. They know the political clout that comes from victim status, and they want it desperately.

In reality, however, the Islamophobia from which Simon Baz so relentlessly suffers has about as much connection to reality as The War of the Worlds. Contrary to media emphases and preoccupations, and to the mythology retailed in the Simon Baz comic, Muslims are rarely the victims of religion-based “hate crimes.” FBI statistics show that there actually is no “Islamophobia.” Although anti-Semitism is much less of a media preoccupation than “Islamophobia,” Jews are actually eight times more likely than Muslims to be the victims of hate attacks.

Nonetheless, CAIR and other Islamic supremacist groups trumpets “hate crimes” against Muslims, real and imagined, and even uses hate crimes against other groups as evidence of those crimes – such as the recent murder of Sikhs in Wisconsin. Hamas-linked CAIR and other Muslims have not even hesitated to fabricate “hate crimes” against Muslims.

It appears that CAIR and other groups like it want and need hate crimes against Muslims, because they can use them for political points and as weapons to intimidate people into remaining silent about the jihad threat. The ultimate goal of claiming victim status is to deflect attention away from jihad activity and Islamic supremacism, and shame non-Muslims away from investigating or even being suspicious of such activity in the U.S.

And that will be the result also of Simon Baz’s superhero comics, if “Islamophobia” continues to be central to his adventures. Thus for those who support the human rights that are denied by Islamic law, including the freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, equality of rights of all people before the law, and don’t want to see them advance in the West whether by violent or non-violent means, Simon Baz may turn out to be less a superhero than a super-villain.

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Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His next book, Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In, will be published April 14 by Regnery Publishing.
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