Only the other day I was reading about the origins of the neologism, Islamophobia. It’s an invented word designed to shut down debate, discussion and even polite conversation and to intimidate, bludgeon and force you to buckle under and comply with approved, politically correct groupthink.
Go ahead, intimidate away, I say. Good luck, but it won’t work.
A phobia is to have a fear of, or an aversion to something and yes, I do have a fear or an aversion to any belief system, cultural, religious, legal or political (and Islam is all of these) that has the goal of, and threatens to undermine our society and our way of life.
This world view of total domination has been chronicled and demonstrated for 1500 years, and is central to Islam and is its raison detre. There is no excuse in an inter connected world for not knowing about or understanding the agenda.
It’s being played out today, right now, in Iraq, Syria and the likes of Nigeria as well as on the streets of France, Germany, London and across Europe more broadly (think, ISIS, think, Lee Rigby, think 9/11, the London and Bali bombings etc) and it’s drawing in recruits from as far away as western Sydney for example.
Its modus operandi hasn’t changed since the original Hijrah from Mecca to Medina in 622. What they can’t achieve by intimidation and violence they try to achieve more subtly by playing the much put upon victim and through lobbying the likes of the Race Discrimination Commission to have their belief system considered as ethno/religious under the provisions of the RDA so as to close down any criticism or comment under 18c
So to the extent that Islam, like the twin “isms” of socialism and communism, has that stated aim and objective and holds to that world view and that total domination mindset, then sign me up as an Islamophobe. Loud, proud and unashamedly.
As much as they try and conflate the two, Islamophobe does not necessarily equate to having a phobia towards individual Muslims. It would like be trying to conflate ordinary Germans with Nazism.
And being an equal opportunity “phobe” I’m also a political correct-ophobe, a communist-ophobe, a socialist-ophobe, and hell, I also have a phobia towards outlaw motorcycle gangs and people spaced out on crystal meth wanting to break down my front door or break into my car stopped at a red light at midnight.
And we must remember that the Islamists have their politically correct, public service and academic, enforcers, thugs, bullies, apologists and media enablers, right through the West and they too must be held in contempt, called out and called to account.
When did you last hear of the outrage of the left and the cultural relativists who believe that all cultures are equal, condemning the practice of ISIS of throwing gays to their deaths off buildings?
They’re probably too busy organising their next BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) agitprop campaign against Israel.
What they don’t understand is that come the revolution they too will have some hard decisions to make.
In the meantime they would be wise to contemplate the sentiments of Martin Niemöller in the post WW2 period….
“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”