What is Islamophobia?

Gates of Vienna 25 August 2011

As I have mentioned previously, one of major goals of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is to stop "Islamophobia”, which is its preferred term for the criticism of or opposition to Islam by non-Muslims.

The word "Islamophobia” is of relatively recent coinage. I never encountered it until after 9-11, and it was subjected to widespread ridicule, at least among non-Muslims and non-leftists, when it first became widely known. However, after the OIC and the UN harped on it for a few years, and the progressive media solemnly repeated the Muslim party line, "Islamophobia” gained general currency as a serious, scholarly word for a dangerous mental deficiency that needed to be eradicated in the West.

 

Video: Shopping With Radical Islam: In East London

Right Side News  25 August 2011

It’s not always easy to distinguish between radical Muslims and what the media love to call ‘moderates’. But perhaps that’s not the best way to tackle radical Islam. In fact, dividing the Muslim population into two different types of people is dangerous; not only because it encourages prejudice against the whole of the Muslim community, but because it takes the focus off the one thing that makes radical Muslims radicals: their views.

 

Muslim students in UK face loan dilemma

The National 25 August 2011
By David Sapsted

LONDON // Thousands of young Muslims in Britain could be denied the chance of a university education because of a new government scheme to charge interest on loans to undergraduates, an Islamic

 

Video: Qadaffi's End? And What Will Replace Him?

youtube 25 August 2011
By securefreedom

Frank Gaffney appeared on the BBC to discuss the end of the Libyan regime, amid fighting outside Qadaffi's compound in Tripoli.

 

Our housing stock cannot handle mass immigration

Express.co.uk 25 August 2011

MASS immigration has placed a huge strain on social housing stock and demand from migrants has made it much harder for British families to be housed. Those conclusions are irrefutable after a

 

Iranian Security Forces Seize 6,500 Bibles, Burn Another 300 To "Protect” Their Youth

Weasel Zippers 25 August 2011

Iranian authorities have seized 6,500 copies of the Bible in northwest of Iran. In another incident, officials burned 300 Bibles. A spokesman said the Bibles were confiscated to block missionaries

 

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Threatens To Kill Israeli Ambassador Unless He Leaves The Country

Weasel Zippers 25 August 2011

The Muslim Brotherhood has threatened to kill Israel’s ambassador to Cairo if he does not leave the country. The radical Muslim group has been leading daily protests at the Israeli embassy in Cairo,

 

Catalonia, Spain: Regional Govt. Bans Anti-Mosque Protest

undhimmi.com 25 August 2011

The war against democracy and the fundamental rights of European citizens continues in the EUSSR (h/t to Un:dhimmi contributor Star for this): The Interior Department of the Generalitat de

 

Mack: Venezuela is state sponsor of terror

Money Jihad 25 August 2011

U.S. Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) says what we should do is declare "Venezuela as a state sponsor of terrorism due to its continued material and financial support of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of

 

Marines ban farting to avoid offending Muslims

Jihad Watch 25 August 2011

There are so many weird aspects of this story. Don't these Marines have mothers, or someone in their lives who told them as children that audible passing of gas was offensive? And the high command

 

Spain fears violence between Muslims and anti-immigrants

Emirates 24/7  25 August 2011

The Catalonia region of northeast Spain has banned a rally called to protest plans to build a mosque in a small town, fearing violence. The demonstration in Salt had been called for Saturday by an

 

One Million Israelis Under Missile Fire

FrontPage Magazine  25 August 2011
By Noam Bedein

It took me 20 minutes to drive to Ashdod from Tel-Aviv on Sunday morning, August 21st, 2 days after Ashdod, the fifth biggest city in Israel, was hit by seven Grad missiles fired from

 

Swedish docs under fire for newlywed 'hymen tip'

The Local.se  25 August 2011
By Peter Vinthagen Simpson

Swedish doctors have come under fire for advice to women born into so-called honour cultures to pierce their genitals with a needle in order to draw blood on their wedding nights to satisfy tradition

 

Unmasking the enemy among us

ACT! for America 25 August 2011
By Brigitte Gabriel

"The enemy among us” is the Muslim Brotherhood. For years, the Muslim Brotherhood, through its many front organizations in the U.S., has engaged in what it calls "civilization jihad,” an

 

Forced marriages: Bristol area sees 'significant rise'

BBC News 25 August 2011

The number of people involved in forced marriages in the Bristol area has risen "significantly", police have said. Avon and Somerset Police said there had been a noticeable rise in forced

 

Asylum Bill 2m a day

Express.co.uk 25 August 2011
By Macer Hall

THREE-quarters of asylum seekers remain in Britain and more than 10billion of taxpayers’ money has been spent on the system over the last decade, a devastating report revealed last

 

Researcher: Finns now more critical of Islam

YLE News  25 August 2011

Finns hold largely negative views on Islam, according to a study on attitudes to various religions. Christianity enjoys the best standing among Finns, but the majority would be ready to welcome

 

The law is 'avin a laugh – but the joke is on Britain

Telegraph.co.uk 25 August 2011
By Allison Pearson

'They drive me mad, too.” That’s what the Prime Minister told me in a more innocent time, before the riots. Back in April, I was sitting in Number 10, reading him a list of the human rights abuses

 

Housing shortage sinks immigrant jobs efforts

The Local.se  25 August 2011

Of the 4,000 people who’ve arrived in Sweden since December 2010, the Swedish Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) has only been able to find work for ten. No more than 50 new arrivals are

 

NYCLU: Anti-mosque sentiment on the rise statewide

Albany Times Union 25 August 2011
By Casey Seiler

The New York Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday released a white paper examining the rise of anti-mosque activities throughout the state. As you might guess, the paper devotes significant

 

Ashton Kutcher teases Letterman about fatwa

Boston Globe  25 August 2011

NEW YORK—Like David Letterman, Ashton Kutcher isn't afraid of a little fatwa humor.Kutcher taped an appearance for Letterman's talk show Wednesday, and the actor came on stage wearing a helmet and a

 

Jobless Somali refugees are put up in lavish 2m, six bedroom house paid for by the taxpayer

Daily Mail  25 August 2011

A family of refugees has moved into a 2million home in one of the country’s most exclusive neighbourhoods at taxpayers’ expense. Unemployed Saeed Khaliif is being handed almost L8,000 a month to

 

Toronto imam facing sex charges used three names, police say

Globe and Mail 25 August 2011
By Julien Russell Brunet

A Toronto imam charged with sexual assault travelled under three aliases, the Toronto Police Service announced on Wednesday. Police allege that Mohammad Masroor, 48, used the name Junaid Salman in

 

Libya rebels: we let Gaddafi son Saif al-Islam escape

Telegraph.co.uk 25 August 2011
By Martin Evans

On Sunday as they poured almost unopposed into the heart of capital, the National Transitional Council (NTC) announced it had scored a huge propaganda coup by capturing three of the dictator’s six

 

Israeli Musician Forced to Cancel Turkey Concert Following Islamist Threats

undhimmi.com 25 August 2011

The Jew-hatred keeps on coming from rapidly-Islamising EU-Candidate Turkey: Israeli jazz artist Itamar Erez and his ensemble have been forced to cancel a weekend show in Turkey due to alleged

 

Islamic Foundation launches certificate course in use of incantations to cure black magic

Minivan News 25 August 2011
By Ahmed Nazeer

The Islamic Foundation of the Maldives (IFM) has said that it will commence a certificate level course on incantations, teaching the participants "spiritual healing” and how to cure diseases using

 

14 years old Christian girl kidnapped and enforcedly converted to Islam in Pakistan.

Gujranwala: Mehek Rashid, a 14 years old Christian girl was kidnapped from his on gunpoint in presence of eyewitnesses by a gang of Muslims in Gujranwala suburban Christian

 

Hamas takes responsibility for latest mortars

Elder of Ziyon 25 August 2011

Hamas had been careful to distance itself from Gaza rocket fire over the past week, even denying rocket fire after they had initially taken responsibility. But now Hamas' Al Qassam Brigades are

 

More ceasefire jihad: jihadists fire seven more rockets into southern Israel

Jihad Watch 25 August 2011

Good thing Hamas declared this ceasefire, eh? War Is Deceit, after all. "7 rockets hit south; IDF retaliates," from Ynet News, August 24: Rockets explode near Ashkelon, Ofakim and Eshkol

 

Karzai denounces using children as suicide bombers

China.org.cn 25 August 2011

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday met with 20 children who had been recruited by anti- government militants to conduct suicide attacks but had been arrested by security forces before

 
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