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What Is Islamophobia?
Big Peace ^ | Aug 25, 2011 | Ned May

Posted on 08/25/2011 9:53:50 AM PDT by bayouranger

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.

It piggybacked its way into politically correct usage on “homophobia”, which in turn drew on the word “xenophobia” as its ideological predecessor. Strangely enough, “xenophobia” is not in my Shorter Oxford Dictionary on Historical Principles, but appears in my Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. The word is not terribly old; it was coined in the late 19th century during a period when many mental disorders were first being labeled with Greek neologisms. Based on the Greek word for “fear”, a “phobia” was the general term assigned to conditions of morbid fearfulness. “Hydrophobia”, for example, was used to describe a morbid fear of water. The stem “xeno-” means “strange” or “foreign”, and “xenophobia” was originally synonymous with “agoraphobia” — it meant “a morbid fear of open spaces”.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: freespeech; islamophobia; oic; sharia
The OIC has stated they want to acquire nuclear weapons to destroy the West.

What else needs to be said?

1 posted on 08/25/2011 9:53:53 AM PDT by bayouranger
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To: bayouranger

A phobia is an irrational fear of something.

Fear of Islam is perfectly rational. Just read a bit of history and the present news.


2 posted on 08/25/2011 9:56:28 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: PGR88

EXACTLY! Why is it ‘irrational’ to fear a cult that wants to subjugate the world by violence? Was the fear of the people in the burning Twin Towers ‘irrational’?
I am not Islamophobic- I am IslamoCONTEMPTUS!


3 posted on 08/25/2011 9:58:48 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: bayouranger; PGR88

How can it be an irrational fear, if someone is willing to kill over a cartoon?


4 posted on 08/25/2011 10:00:02 AM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: bayouranger

While the media is widely covering the recent complaints of discrimination against Muslims, I haven’t seen any real coverage of the charges against the developer of the Ground Zero Mosque developer.

AllState insurance is suing the man for insurance fraud. It seems that the man has been running a scam, filing fraudulent insurance claims, hiring friends to file claims for the work and taking kick backs.

It kind of makes the supporters of this mosque project look like frauds too, don’t you think?


5 posted on 08/25/2011 10:02:55 AM PDT by Eva
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To: bayouranger

9/11


6 posted on 08/25/2011 10:04:03 AM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: bayouranger
Phobias are irrational fears. Loathing islam is not irrational.
7 posted on 08/25/2011 10:04:03 AM PDT by svcw
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To: bayouranger

September 11th.


8 posted on 08/25/2011 10:04:39 AM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: bayouranger

Thanks for “phobia” education.

Isn’t there a difference between “fear of...” and “hatred of”?

I haven’t read the whole post you started so maybe I should do so now in case you covered it.

If you have, I’ll put myself in the little chair in the corner!


9 posted on 08/25/2011 10:07:25 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: bayouranger

10 posted on 08/25/2011 10:09:42 AM PDT by MestaMachine (If the truth hurts, prepare yourself for a LOT of pain.)
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To: PGR88

“A phobia is an irrational fear of something.”

The same logic applies to HOMOphobia. My fear of homosexual activist trends is quite rational. I don’t like speaking out against them for fear of repercussions against my family. Otherwise I’d be QUITE vocal in my opposition to homosexual activism.


11 posted on 08/25/2011 10:10:16 AM PDT by ne1410s (Tolerate my intolerance or you too are intolerant!)
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To: bayouranger
The word “Islamophobia” is of relatively recent coinage.

My daughter works at a museum. An Arab woman asked her what type of discounts they gave for members of the Islamic Society of North America. My daughter said "There aren't any." The woman was extremely offended. She thought she should get special rates for being a muslim!

12 posted on 08/25/2011 10:14:14 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: bayouranger

“What Is Islamophobia?”

that’s easy.

it’s a made-up label used by the left to squelch any/all questions that might shed a less-than-positive light on the ROP.

falls in the SIXHIRB catagory:

sexist
intolerant
xenophobic
homophobic
ISLAMOPHOBIC
racist
bigoted

(credit = Dennis Prager)


13 posted on 08/25/2011 10:15:27 AM PDT by mreerm
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To: bayouranger

Islamaphobia - The irrational fear of people who are trying to kill you.


14 posted on 08/25/2011 10:17:48 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: bayouranger

It’s a term that was invented and is used to demean people who have rationally reacted to the Jihad. It avoids dealing in rational discourse, which those who habitually resort to labels are incapable of.


15 posted on 08/25/2011 10:18:13 AM PDT by Spok
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To: bayouranger

islamophobia - The fear that members of the death cult called islam will continue to murder, oppress and destroy peoples and freedoms throughout the world as the seek to send the planet back to the 7th century.


16 posted on 08/25/2011 10:22:21 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: bayouranger
The OIC has stated they want to acquire nuclear weapons to destroy the West. What else needs to be said?

Does asking make you a nuclwepaphobe?

17 posted on 08/25/2011 10:25:04 AM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: bayouranger

What is wrong with that?
Our pResident openly endorses the MB, partners to the OIC. He has given them the presidentical seal of approval. Matter of fact, he is helping them in their Libyan front for the North African Caliphate with American dollars!


18 posted on 08/25/2011 10:28:46 AM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: bayouranger

Islamophobia is what was suffered by those people who were forced by a fire to jump from the highest floors of the WTC on 11 September 2001.


19 posted on 08/25/2011 10:38:13 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: bayouranger

It’s not phobia, it’s the rebuke of drinking the kool aid conversion to Islam. And what is it with them about us? Why do they need my attention and funding? Who are these people?

Granted there are queer “androgenes” out there who fear Islam as a label, but these are queers.

From the language of homophobia to “women’s fear of being raped” by islamics, the Fabians and communist keep pimping and mocking us, telling us to give up fighting back.


20 posted on 08/25/2011 10:40:14 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: bayouranger
Past time for a CRUSADE to remedy the situation once and for all!

FUBO GTFO !

21 posted on 08/25/2011 11:04:26 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: concerned about politics

I would have pointed to the “EXIT” sign.

POS koranimal.


22 posted on 08/25/2011 11:45:22 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bayouranger

Islamophobia means having the good sense to know who your enemy is and wanting to kill them before they kill us.

They say it like it means something bad.


23 posted on 08/25/2011 12:21:50 PM PDT by RickB444 (What one receives without working for, another must work for without receiving.)
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To: PGR88

***A phobia is an irrational fear of something.***

Islamomisia is a better word. Revulsion of islam.

Homomisia is also a better word, revulsion of fags.


24 posted on 08/25/2011 2:17:36 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Islamomisia is a better word. Revulsion of islam.
Homomisia is also a better word, revulsion of fags.

Thank you for the hints.
As soon as I verify their validity those will become a permanent part of my lexicon.

25 posted on 08/27/2011 9:39:00 AM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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