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The Hypocrisy of the ‘Islamophobia’ Scam

Naive networks like NPR publicize CAIR propaganda while ignoring the infidels living under very real persecution.

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Robert Spencer

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December 16, 2013 - 7:00 am
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Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR-St. Louis

St. Louis Public Radio, part of the NPR digital network, reported breathlessly last week that “a 2013 report from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) identifies a network of 37 organizations that systematically promote anti-Muslim sentiment in America through prejudice, fear and hatred. CAIR calls it Islamophobia.”

As if anyone who has had access to radio, television, or the Internet over the last ten years wouldn’t know that. The St. Louis Public Radio piece was just the latest in a steady stream of articles that have appeared over the last few years about the “Islamophobia” industry, a supposedly well-coordinated, well-funded band of bigots, hatemongers and racists who are doing their utmost to disrupt what would otherwise be a peaceful and harmonious welcoming of Muslims into the United States and other Western nations.

Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR-St. Louis, articulated this mainstream view:

After September the Eleventh, you would expect there would be a spike in anti-Muslim or anti-Islam attacks in the United States. And that’s what we saw after September the Eleventh. But what’s unique is that after the first few years, those percentage [sic] of attacks actually kept going down and down and decreased. And then in 2008 and 2009, we saw another spike in those biased, motivated attacks. And we’ve seen that height now more than even after September the Eleventh. We feel that part of the bigotry and hatred that exists is not just because it exists. But rather, it is an orchestrated, well-organized, well-funded thought process that is being pushed on the American public.

If it weren’t for the “Islamophobes,” we are told, Americans wouldn’t have the low opinion of Islam that surveys show they do; innocent Muslims would not be victimized; and discrimination against Muslims would be essentially non-existent.

The only problem with this scenario is that every detail of it is false.

Jonathan S. Tobin wrote in Commentary in late November that “when it comes to the question of America’s alleged Islamophobia, there is a consensus in the American media: American Muslims have been under siege since the 9/11 attacks.” However:

With the annual release of the FBI’s hate crime numbers, statistical proof is once again available for those who are interested in the real answer as to which groups are subjected to the most attacks…. Of the 1,340 incidents of anti-religious hate crimes reported, 674 or 62.4 percent were anti-Jewish in nature. Only 130 incidents or 11.6 percent involved Muslim victims. These figures are not much different from those assembled by the government for previous years. In virtually every year, the number of anti-Semitic incidents is a multiple of those involving Muslims.

No genuine hate crime is ever justified, but the disproportionate media interest in “Islamophobia,” and its comparative lack of interest in antisemitism, betrays the cynicism and hypocrisy of the entire “Islamophobia” enterprise. There is indeed an “Islamophobia” industry, but it is not the one that you will read about in sensationalistic “exposés” from leftist sources such as St. Louis Public Radio, offering highly misleading and often outright false information about the supposedly handsome funding of “Islamophobes.”

The real “Islamophobia” industry is the one that endlessly churns out those “exposés,” trying to convince the public that the problem most troubling the peace of the world is not Islamic jihad terror, but “Islamophobia” and the “Islamophobes” behind it. In reality, the producers of these “exposés” are the ones with the massive funding. They are the ones with the carefully planned and coordinated message. They are the ones, above all, who are by their actions justifying harm done to innocent human beings.

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And what is a genuine hate crime? I'm getting sick of columnists here using the utterly politicized hate crimes statistics to suit their purposes while quarreling with other activists using the numbers to their advantage.

Either you support the politicization of justice or you don't. If you want hate crime laws, expect them to be completely politicized. How politicized? The entire system is set up to promote selected groups' politics, not to combat hate. You're either a winner or loser, politically, if you accept that.

And that is repulsive. If hate crime laws were really enforced with an even hand, as they are written, the largest group of victims of serious crimes -- by a power of 100 or more -- would be victims of stranger rape -- selected for their identity, attacked in ways that target that identity, with, violence, humiliation, and often overkill (some would say always) thousands of times a year, spreading terror and limiting lives and resulting in more deaths annually than all the lynchings since The Great Depression. The movement would need to apply itself to that issue, not the relative handful of almost universally lesser crimes (mostly name-calling or vandalism) that are targeted at Jews, Muslims, blacks, gays, etc.

And regarding lesser crimes, if that aspect of hate crimes law were enforced credibly, the largest group of victims would undoubtedly be whites, not the groups mentioned above.

But hate crime laws aren't intended to even pretend to treat all people, and all hate, and all victimization equally. They were designed by small groups of identity politics activists and are lobbied and enforced by small groups of identity politics activists, including both Muslim groups and the ADL, neither of whom give a rat's tush about treating our justice system like a justice system that applies equally to everyone.

It's a racket, through and through.

I would like to see a real commitment to opposing this toxic regime, rather than the perpetual attempts to reinforce it when it works for you. The effects of hate crime laws on our justice system are universal and universally corrosive. Either you're for that or against it.
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Yeah. I've got a fear of being blown up, knocked down by a car and beheaded, being in a building hit by aircraft, submitting to a primitive and cruel sharia law and lots of other things done by people who practice lynch law in their own countries and want to do it's here. Is all this covered by Islamophobia? Count me in
17 weeks ago
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The closest thing to a proper definition for "Islamophobia" that I have been able to come up with is the fear on the part of Muslims and their auxiliaries and enablers that the truth will be told about that vile barbaric crime against humanity, and especially against women, that is Islam, and it’s founder, Muslim's “Perfect Man”, the mass murdering, mass torturing, mass enslaving, hating, child raping, sadistic pervert, the Monster who Walked the Earth, called Mohammad. My definition is certainly far more accurate than theirs, hands down. It's absolutely no contest.
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And what is a genuine hate crime? I'm getting sick of columnists here using the utterly politicized hate crimes statistics to suit their purposes while quarreling with other activists using the numbers to their advantage.

Either you support the politicization of justice or you don't. If you want hate crime laws, expect them to be completely politicized. How politicized? The entire system is set up to promote selected groups' politics, not to combat hate. You're either a winner or loser, politically, if you accept that.

And that is repulsive. If hate crime laws were really enforced with an even hand, as they are written, the largest group of victims of serious crimes -- by a power of 100 or more -- would be victims of stranger rape -- selected for their identity, attacked in ways that target that identity, with, violence, humiliation, and often overkill (some would say always) thousands of times a year, spreading terror and limiting lives and resulting in more deaths annually than all the lynchings since The Great Depression. The movement would need to apply itself to that issue, not the relative handful of almost universally lesser crimes (mostly name-calling or vandalism) that are targeted at Jews, Muslims, blacks, gays, etc.

And regarding lesser crimes, if that aspect of hate crimes law were enforced credibly, the largest group of victims would undoubtedly be whites, not the groups mentioned above.

But hate crime laws aren't intended to even pretend to treat all people, and all hate, and all victimization equally. They were designed by small groups of identity politics activists and are lobbied and enforced by small groups of identity politics activists, including both Muslim groups and the ADL, neither of whom give a rat's tush about treating our justice system like a justice system that applies equally to everyone.

It's a racket, through and through.

I would like to see a real commitment to opposing this toxic regime, rather than the perpetual attempts to reinforce it when it works for you. The effects of hate crime laws on our justice system are universal and universally corrosive. Either you're for that or against it.
17 weeks ago
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The same FBI study that reported 11% hate crimes against Muslims also reported around 9% hate crimes against Christians (Protestants + Catholics). Given the fact that Muslims, not Christians, committed 20,000 + terrorist attacks since 9/11, the 11% sounds extremely low. The report actually goes to prove how utterly TOLERANT Americans are!
17 weeks ago
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The word "Islamophobia" is Orwellian newspeak at its finest. Shame on all who use it as though it actually expresses a legitimate idea. Let them all demonstrate their lack of "impactophobia", an equally valid "phobia", by jumping off of high cliffs.
17 weeks ago
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Islam actually recommends impactophobia for homosexuals, who are, per directives in the Koran, supposed to either have a tall bldg. fall on them or jump off a cliff.
17 weeks ago
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True, so maybe we should have them demonstrate instead that they are not "collidophobes" by taking rides in cars remotely piloted at high speed by blind operators or else they are "stuvil" (stupid or evil), with flyover brains or Hell bent brains.
17 weeks ago
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Yeah, 'phobias' are irrational fears. There's nothing irrational about being afraid of religious terrorists who are out to demolish everyone who doesn't bow to their 'faith'.
17 weeks ago
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Well, we've been here before. Nicely presented and all that... BUT:
latte-sipping cultural elites
Naive? No, that implies innocence. 'Dull, dim and precious' is better. 'Pompous liars' often fits fine.

Why are the good guys afraid to attack? Ridicule and vulgar abuse work well, ostracism and boycotts, too.

There's no virtue in being too dainty to get dirty. You want points for sensitivity? Hell, keep the pedal down by repeating 'hate-mongering savages' and 'crusade' in a selection of seasonal tones you can coordinate with lipstick and purse. Advanced class: tell their children what you think of mom.
17 weeks ago
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Muslim agitators are deeply offended that 99.99 percent of Americans have next to zero interest in Islam—and this includes their fellow travelers at NPR—except to understand what motivates these savages. They can use alleged hurtful attitudes toward Islam until they’re blue in the face; nothing will ever change this reality.

On a not unrelated note: Saudi bundling for fifteen of the 9/11 killers is receiving more attention lately. Even if their support was something they lost control of everyone but NPR sees their hand in it. Time will tell if there’s any payback.
17 weeks ago
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The Islamophobia accusation is as stupid as calling someone a racist for criticizing the community-organizer-in-chief.

Besides which, phobia is fear and what I have for the practitioners and purveyors of violent jihad is Islamo-despise-o.

The same goes for CAIR, an organization that hides behind smarmy self-righteousness to conceal its enthusiasm for and support of radical Islam.
17 weeks ago
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Yeah. I've got a fear of being blown up, knocked down by a car and beheaded, being in a building hit by aircraft, submitting to a primitive and cruel sharia law and lots of other things done by people who practice lynch law in their own countries and want to do it's here. Is all this covered by Islamophobia? Count me in
17 weeks ago
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No, your fears are rational. Although derived from the Greek word for any kind of fear, rational or otherwise, a "-phobia" in the modern sense is an irrational fear. ( For instance, there are millions of arachnophobes, even in parts of the globe where spiders are essentially harmless, however big and hairy they may be.)

The term "islamophobia" is playing on that, by suggesting that our entirely rational responses to muslim atrocities are actually as illogical as those of a Norwegian arachnophobe who finds a spider in her bath.

As far as I am aware, no-one has ever been prosecuted for "arachnophobia", or denied entry to a country on that pretext.
17 weeks ago
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Screaming "racist" at anyone who disagrees with the blood pact between radical leftists and radical Islamists is page one of the totalitarian play book.

The leftist Propaganda Machine is not "mainstream". If that's the main stream, I don't wish to drink from it.

A deeper look at the intensity, mode, severity and authenticity of the "hate crimes" will reveal that anti-Muslim "accounts" are miniaturized versions of actual hate crimes.

Moreover, the worldwide leader in hate crimes by their very definition...are Muslims and the next contender are Communists.

Blacks and Hispanics take the next two places.

That is what the statistics show. The Propaganda Machine will NEVER bring those facts to light.

Worldwide, Bible adherents and those who resist Muslim or Communist tyranny are the largest group of victims.

The totalitarian-minded Muslims and Communists are the most brutal...and they hide as "peacenik liberals". Their mendacious media lie to advance the Big Lie. They are totalitarian bedfellows...who will save the last fight for themselves. For now, first they kill the truth...as in St. Louis. Then, they kill Christians and Jews. Then, they kill freedom.

Then...us.
17 weeks ago
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The closest thing to a proper definition for "Islamophobia" that I have been able to come up with is the fear on the part of Muslims and their auxiliaries and enablers that the truth will be told about that vile barbaric crime against humanity, and especially against women, that is Islam, and it’s founder, Muslim's “Perfect Man”, the mass murdering, mass torturing, mass enslaving, hating, child raping, sadistic pervert, the Monster who Walked the Earth, called Mohammad. My definition is certainly far more accurate than theirs, hands down. It's absolutely no contest.
17 weeks ago
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