Tellingly, there is no attempt to define ‘Islam’ in the APPG report. What they have done instead is racialise Islam so as to make Islamophobia a form of racism. It does not matter that Islam is not a race, or that many Muslims do not see themselves as anything like a separate race. The authors want Islamophobia to be seen as racist. The report explains:
The case is grotesque. Phillips has done much for British Muslims. And none of the accusations against him meets any reasonable test of bigotry.
His allegedly “Islamophobic” comments are for statements over issues such as the Pakistani Muslim grooming gangs, or polling which found that a quarter of Muslims were “sympathetic” to the aims of the terrorists who killed the Charlie Hebdo journalists in Paris.
Of course there is anti-Muslim bigotry, just as there is bigotry against Hindus, Sikhs or any group viewed with hostility simply because they look or behave differently.
Electronic Intifada doesn’t even bother to explain why the article that Miriam Rice tweeted is false. And it can’t establish that, anyway, as it’s obviously true. If Arabs in Israel wanted to live in “Palestine,” they could move to the Palestinian Authority or Gaza now. But somehow they seem to prefer life in the Little Satan.
Islam and Muslims: the real problem Mr Phillips refers to ‘Islamist terrorism now being firmly camped on our own European shores’. The term ‘Islamist’, of course, is used to avoid the more direct ‘Islamic’, thus preserving the basic apologetic that ‘Islam is a religion of peace’ and that the run-of-the mill Muslim would no more subscribe to such violence than would the run-of-the mill Sikh or Hindu or Roman Catholic.
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Every so often, a reader sends me an email that reveals something so striking, so heartrending, that I can’t get it out of my mind. So it was when a teacher from Bradford got in touch to say that she was mystified when some of her brightest pupils failed their exams and had to do re-takes. It took the teacher a while to figure out that the girls were deliberately mucking-up their papers.
The voice of tyranny is often represented as the thunderous pounding of a gauntleted fist on the door in the dark reaches of the night. In fact, in my short time as Chair of Index on Censorship, I have learned that, more frequently, people who try to tell the truth under authoritarian regimes first detect the true voice of oppression in the quiet, dry-as-dust whisper of the bureaucrat’s pen as it scratches out some apparently innocuous message. Then you read it and it says: recant, and repent now. Confess, grovel, beg, denounce your fellow deviants, and you may save your livelihood, your home, your permit to travel. Do as we say, accept the mortification of the flesh, and your soul may, just, escape eternal damnation.
Sharia Watch: An honest man suspended for telling the truth!
Trevor Phillips, an anti-racism campaigner who previously chaired the Equality and Human Rights Commission, faces an investigation and could be expelled from the party.The Times reported that he is being investigated over past comments including remarks on Pakistani Muslim men sexually abusing children in northern British towns.
“A police employee who fatally stabbed four colleagues in the force’s Paris headquarters ran an online search for ‘how to kill infidels’ an hour before he rampaged through the building, a judicial source said.”
#ffffff; color:#000000; font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size:16px">Remember: our children are being taught in colleges and universities that counter terror operations are “manifestations of Islamophobia.” How long before the Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) is shut down?
#ffffff; color:#000000; font-size:16px">“Islamophobic hate crimes” are in reality so thin on the ground that those who profit from claiming that Muslims are the targets of widespread discrimination and harassment in the West have to invent them.
#ffffff; color:#000000; font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size:16px">No hate crimes are ever justified. The “Islamophobia” industry, however, wildly exaggerates the threat to Muslims and falsely portrays them as subject to widespread discrimination and harassment in the US, in its indefatigable pursuit of protected victim status.
The UK’s Mailonline reported Friday that according to a “damning” new report, “sex attacks on young girls by Asian grooming gangs were ignored by police fear of stoking racial tensions, a damning report has ruled.” “Asian” is British media code for “Muslim.”
An audience member (naturally, she turned out to be an academic and regular BBC contributor) then accused Fox of “white privilege”. That charge is supposed to intimidate its target into silence. Refreshingly, Fox refused to be cowed. He pointed out that nervousness surrounding the issue of racism meant that “things like the Manchester grooming scandal get ignored”.
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A LONDON-based Islamic group has targeted Pendle candidate Andrew Stephenson as part of a social media campaign to oust 14 former Tory MPs in marginal seats. The Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPACUK) claims the 14 are ‘Islamophobic’ and supporters of Israel but provides no evidence for the assertion.
'The taunt of Islamophobia is used to silence any criticism of the Islamic world, including Islamic extremism.'
Anti-Zionism is the modern mutation of antisemitism with which it shares the same, unique characteristics of deranged and obsessive falsehoods, demonic conspiracy theory and double standards. It is furthermore an attack on Judaism itself, in which the land of Israel is an inseparable element.
#ffffff; color:#111111; font-family:Alegreya,serif; font-size:22.4px">Islamophobia — a concept that will grip us in the coming years, slowing stripping away our freedoms, if we don’t stand up and oppose some of the legislation proposed because of it.
Why does this keep happening? Because British authorities for years were too afraid of being called “Islamophobic” to do anything about it.
And the rapists thought what they were doing was Islamically justified. One survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the UK said that her rapists would quote Quran to her, and believed their actions justified by Islam.
Any honest and objective appraisal of Islam’s historic jihad on the Christian world must be eye-opening, to say the very least. In the first century of its existence (between 632-732) Islam permanently conquered, Arabized, and Islamized nearly three-quarters of the Christian world, thereby permanently severing it. Europe came to be known as “the West” because it was literally the remaining and westernmost appendage of Christendom not to be swallowed up by Islam.
For roughly a millennium thereafter, Arabs, Berbers, Turks, and Tatars—all of whom called and saw themselves as Muslims—launched raid after raid, all justified and lauded as jihads, into virtually every corner of Europe. They reached as far as Iceland and provoked the U.S. into its first war as a nation. The devastation was indescribable; some regions in Europe, particularly in Spain and the Balkans, remain uninhabitable due to the incessant raiding. Some 15 million Europeans were enslaved during this perennial jihad and, according to contemporary records, treated horrifically.
How many of these attacks on mosques were presented by the political and media elites as instances of “Islamophobia”? In any case, the Sunni-Shi’ite jihad, having been fought for fourteen centuries in Muslim countries, has now come to diverse Britain.
#ffffff; color:#333333; font-family:Times,"Times New Roman",serif; font-size:20px">In the ‘whataboutery’ which now dominates British politics, no mention of Labour anti-Semitism is complete without a counter-accusation of Tory Islamophobia. It swiftly followed the Chief Rabbi’s condemnation of Labour anti-Semitism on Tuesday. There may well be people in the Conservative party who have an irrational hatred of Muslims, but the term ‘Islamophobia’ should be absolutely resisted.
#ffffff; color:#000000; font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size:16px">Not jihad terrorism, that supposedly twists and hijacks Islam. That’s not the problem, as far as the MCB is concerned.
In recent days, we have seen the worst elements of Jeremy Corbyn. Behind the veneer of an affable, bearded chap I see a sinister Marxist who believes in class warfare and also in pitting Britain’s Muslims against Jews.
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“The dossier reveals that Cllr Griffiths posted an article on Facebook in 2017 claiming German Muslims had campaigned to end the Oktoberfest beer festival, because it was ‘un-Islamic.'”
Well, did such a campaign occur or did it not? If it did, why is it forbidden to speak about it?
“Cllr Griffiths then liked a comment posted on the post which said: ‘They can go back to where they came from. Try going to a Muslim country and ask them to stop Muslim traditions because it offends incoming Christians. How outrageous is sharia behaviour.’”
“France is the European member state most affected by radical Islamic terrorism according to a study that shows over half of the terror attacks in the EU occurred in the country.” More of the Left’s addiction to fantasy over reality:
“France’s systematic, state-sanctioned abuse of Muslims makes them feel rejected, threatened, and disenfranchised. The brutality of the hostility they encounter, whether physical or ideological, sets a standard for how the French ruling class responds to other groups it sees as a political threat…”
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The objective of using the word "Islamophobia" appears to have been to make Islam untouchable by placing any criticism of it as equivalent to racism or anti-Semitism.
That’s great, except in practice those who dare to criticize the religion, that is, to stand against jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression of women and others, are vilified and ostracized as “Islamophobes” and falsely accused of hatred of believers. There aren’t really any people who criticize Islam, even if they speak only about jihad violence, who are acceptable to contemporary Leftists and their establishment conservative lapdogs.
Also, many in this march denounced “racism.” Once again, Islam is not a race. This woolly thinking will be the death of us. Quite literally.
new definition of Islamophobia will prevent criticism of the “hateful ideology of theocratic Islam,” say two of Britain’s leading atheists in new book of essays. Richard Dawkins and Peter Tatchell - and other authors including a former member of extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir - say attempts to define Islamophobia risk curtailing freedom of speech and work to expose extremism.
“Under the male ‘guardianship’ system, which Amnesty said is at the centre of a web of discriminatory provisions, men are empowered to control ‘women’s lives and limit their personal freedoms’, while women could be subjected to degrading practices such as ‘virginity tests’, aimed at determining whether they’ve had sex outside marriage.”
While those in the American media have long lamented the (alleged) post-9/11 rise in “Islamophobia,” they have ratcheted up the hysteria since the election of Donald J. Trump to the presidency.
That this template is Fake News is understood readily enough when the histrionics over “Islamophobia” are seen against the backdrop of the global reality of the anti-Christian oppression to which countless numbers of men, women, and children are routinely subjected—mostly by Muslims.
This latest attack also demonstrates how inadequately prepared France is to tackle the problem. The murderer was not just any civil servant: his security clearance allowed him to have access to sensitive files such as the personal details of police officers and individuals monitored by the department, including several individuals suspected of terrorism.
#ffffff; color:#000000; font-family:"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif">Why was the order rescinded? French authorities were likely afraid of charges of “Islamophobia.” The denial and willful ignorance regarding the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat, and the demonization and marginalization of those who call attention to that threat — it all has consequences.
“It is frightful to imagine what he may have done with such sensitive information.”
Yes. But will the French authorities now do anything effective to make sure this doesn’t happen again? Of course not. That would be “Islamophobic.” Mickaël Harpon is likely to be the first of many, because any attempt to question Muslim officials or deny them top security clearance if that questioning turned up anything suspicious would immediately be denounced as “racist” and “bigoted.” #ffd700">The fear of charges of “Islamophobia” is a suicide pill.
The chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid has said he does not use the word 'Islamophobia' because of its capacity to shut down legitimate criticism of religion. The National Secular Society has said the government should heed Javid's comments, which came in a BBC Radio 4 interview on Monday, as it considers its strategy on anti-Muslim hatred.
What one listener wrote is noteworthy: “How is Krept trying to justify the bar he said? It don’t matter about intention or if you’d don’t mock it or deny it, music is haram so why would using Quran verses in your songs not be?”
Whenever I note that Islamic law forbids music (aside from nasheeds, a cappella songs encouraging jihad), I am excoriated as a greasy Islamophobe, but it’s nonetheless true:
One of the then members of the IIIT who later renounced his Islamic radicalism and left the organization, Abdur Rahman Muhammad, revealed the intent behind the coining of “Islamophobia”:
“This loathsome term is nothing more than a thought-terminating cliche conceived in the bowels of Muslim think tanks for the purpose of beating down critics…. Islamophobia” was a term designed as a weapon to advance a totalitarian cause by stigmatizing critics and silencing them. This plan was an outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood’s deceptive ‘General Strategic Goal for North America.'” [To see that document in Arabic, followed by an English translation, click here.]
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