Meanwhile, a Malaysian politician urged his government to take “stern action” against those who “tarnish the image of Islam.” But by this he didn’t mean any of the Islamic jihadists listed above, or any others like them; rather, he wants to silence those who dare to point out how such jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify their violence.
And that also was the point of “Islamophobia Awareness Month”: to intimidate non-Muslims into thinking that there was something wrong, something “bigoted” and even “racist,” with resisting jihad violence and exploring its root causes within Islam. There is no justification under any circumstances for denying anyone equality of rights before the law or attacking innocent people.
The great weakness of the “Islamophobia” narrative is that virtually every day Muslims around the world show the justification for suspicion of the fanatically devout and pious believers. And the cries of “Islamophobia” that come from peaceful Muslims instead of honest self-appraisal and genuine reform not only do nothing to allay those suspicions, but only reinforce them. But then Islamic supremacist groups in the U.S., such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), use the very suspicions they have created by their disingenuousness for jihad terror and Islamic doctrine as new evidence of “Islamophobia.” The whole thing becomes self-enforcing.
In reality, the world doesn’t need awareness of “Islamophobia,” a manipulative, chimera construct. It needs awareness of how jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism. That’s why I, inspired by a video of Pat Condell, have designated December Hatred and Violence in the Qur’an Awareness Month. At my website, JihadWatch.org, I am featuring daily posts quoting and explaining hateful and violent passages in the Qur’an – which incite many more people to violence than “Islamophobia” ever has or will.
In this age of near-universal obfuscation and denial of the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat, that’s what the free world needs awareness of most of all.