Skip to comments.Fears and Smears Islamophobia is not an irrational fear, nor is it the fear of Islam
Posted on 10/22/2011 9:17:53 AM PDT by ventanax5
From a purely academic point of view, this translation is superior to anything produced by orientalists in the way of translations of major Islamic works. Taha Jabir al-Alwani was writing about Reliance of the Traveller, the English version of Umdat al-Salik, the classic manual of sharia (Islamic Sacred Law, as the cover of Reliance puts it). Alwani is no lightweight in these matters. His specialty is fiqh Islamic jurisprudence. In fact, he has been a member of the Islamic Fiqh Academy in Saudi Arabia and is renowned among orientalist scholars in the West as president of the Fiqh Council of North America.
More significant, he was writing in his capacity as president of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). Headquartered in Virginia, IIIT is an Islamist think tank created by the Muslim Brotherhood in the early 1980s.
I was reminded of Dr. Alwani when reading the latest hit job against my friends David Horowitz and Robert Spencer, authored by the Center for American Progress. Directed by Clinton White House chief of staff John Podesta, CAP is a lushly financed leftist think tank that profoundly influences the Obama administration indeed, Podesta oversaw the Obama transition after the 2008 election. CAPs sugar daddy, George Soros, has made a cottage industry out of whitewashing Islamist ideology. This enterprise has lately produced a lengthy ad hominem rant called Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America.
Islamophobia is a neologism coined by the Muslim Brotherhood, which is as practiced at the art of deception as any organization on Earth. It should come as no surprise, then, that Islamophobia is a smear, intended to discredit a phenomenon that, in truth, is neither a phobia i.e., an irrational fear nor concerned about Islam in general.
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Islamophobia? No, enlightened self-interest.
I disagree that, despite their penchant for senseless violence and chaotic vandalism, the west should be *afraid* of Muslims or Islam.
Instead, on one hand, we should greet them with “Islamoscepticism”, utterly distrusting of their actions and motives until proven otherwise by their actions, not words. To date they have proven time and again that they are disingenuous, treacherous, and unwilling to embrace modern principles of common decency, fairness and non-violence.
And on the other hand we should look upon them as contemptuous, people unwilling to overcome their primitiveness, with a litany of cultural and religious vices that should have been discarded hundreds of years ago.
What we should not ever do is look on them with any sense of guilt, that we are somehow to blame for what they are and do. For what they are they have been long before we had any sway over them.
To reiterate, there is little or no real “Islamophobia”. It is an invention, used by such people to justify their own bad behavior in the past, present and future. Their behavior is bad because they intend it to be, and they seek to oppress those unable to defend themselves, so there is no righteousness in them.
So we should be skeptical at best, contemptuous in most circumstances.
Islam is an assault on true values and is a form of hatred of the good for being the good. Thus it is a danger to rational life.It is a normal response to be afraid if you are in danger and you think that something bad is about to happen to you or your values.
“Islamophobia is a neologism coined by the Muslim Brotherhood, which is as practiced at the art of deception as any organization on Earth.”
“I don’t like Islam and I don’t trust Muslims”
Being said more and more often among us “infidels”.
After 9-11, Muslim “spokesmen” were practically shouting,
“You must let us teach you about Islam!”
Well, Omar, rather than submitting to that, many of us dhimmis have embarked on a self taught instruction program about Islam. Our sources are as wide and varied as the internet itself. And we are learning far more about Islam than you ever want us to know.
Might even say the genie’s out of the bottle.
For the latest in a never-ending litany of historic examples provided by the so-called "faithful" adherents of Islam as to why in fact Islam is to be rejected in total; all one has to do is look at how the Islamic, Muslim animals treated Gadaffi (sp?) once they had him in their clutches. They beat and kicked Gadaffi to a bloody pulp, then after they publically humilated and tortured him, they shot him in the head and then slit his throat... all the while screeching "Allah akbar" = their bloody ("god is great"), at the top of their lungs. No "democracy", no trial, no "justice", just a bloody awful gruesome death carried out by a maniacal Muslim mob of murderers! They didn't kill him, they BUTCHERED HIM!
Don't misunderstand me, I am not saying Gadaffi didn't get everything he deserved, but what we see taking place in Egypt, Libya etc is not an "Arab Spring" or a revolution for democracy... it is a demonic revolution for Islam, Shariah Law and for the establishment of a unified Caliphate. Gadaffi was not afforded a trial, a judge or a jury. "Justice" was not carried out, only the bloody desires of the Muslim mob and THIS is another example of exactly what they want to bring to the rest of the entire world
Tragically for the people of Libya; these are the same Muslim animals who will now rule in Libya and who will set up another Islamic state and run the country under Satanic, bloody-awful, Shariah "Law". The people thought Gadaffi was bad... wait until the so-called "Muslim Brotherhood" takes over. More blood than Gadaffi ever spilt will freely run in the streets, and the people will experience more misery than they ever did under Gadaffi... all in the name of "allah" and Islam!
If anyone needs another reason as to why Islam is to be rejected in total; all you have to do is wait one day and read tomorrows news! I have every confidence that somewhere in the world "the faithful" adherents of Islam, will provide us all with another historic example... all we have to do is wait a day and read or watch the news, then wait for the next day and read the news, and the next day and read the news...
Of course this is nonsense. But then of course drawing the same conclusion when relatively small numbers of Muslims go on the warpath is also insane.
It does wonders for non-profit groups and speakers who feed off the fears, though.
The whole thing started with the stupid made up word homophobe. That one doesn’t make sense either..but it does give you the idea to use the other term...heterophobe..
I have nothing against Muslims or Islam. I have everything against Islamic extremism and its political manifestations.
God forgive me, but there are individuals to whom I'd like to see that done. Particularly those who harm the most innocent among us.
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