Are you Islamaphobic? Yeah, me neither.

Islamaphobia is another made-up malady designed to put legitimate critics of Islam on the defensive.  After all, if you paint your ideological opponents as clinically crazy then you must be right, eh?  Sadly, as dishonest as it is it worked really well for the Left with the whole “homophobia” thing so this pattern won’t change anytime soon.

The irony is that the real “-phobes” on both issues are the ones doing the name-calling.  The real “homophobes” are not those who point out inconvenient facts like the biblical view of sex and parenting, the 46x higher rates of STDs for gays, the logical consequences of civil rights for sexual preferences being the teaching of 5 yr. olds about the “normalcy” of  gays, bisexuals and transgenders, and more.  No, the real homophobes are those so scared of the LGBTX lobby that they will deny God, the Bible and common sense rather than state the obvious.  I don’t think they are clinically crazy, just poorly informed and/or cowardly.

The same thing goes for “Islamophobia.”  The real Islamaphobes are the ones so scared of being politically incorrect or having a Fatwa issued on them that they reflexively chant “religion of peace” despite the contrary evidence.  Of course not all Muslims are violent.  That isn’t the claim.  The claim is that Islam is much more than a religion.  It is a pervasive ideology bent on world domination.  “Separation of church and state” is an oxymoron to them.

But do I fear individual Muslims?  Not at all.  One of my employees is Muslim.  He didn’t mention that during the interview process, but his name is Mohammad and he is from Pakistan.  So let’s just say it wasn’t a big stretch to infer it.  I treat him well, like I do all my employees.  But I would never patronize him and deny Christ by saying we both worship the same God.  We both know that isn’t true.

These two articles popped in my Google Reader at the same time and made an interesting comparison.

First, true teacher Wintery Knight had a follow up about how the Obama administration is trying to cover up the political correctness that led to Ft. Hood massacre

Indeed, even after the shootings, government officials worried more about the fate of “diversity” than about the lives of their troops:  “Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength,” Army Chief of Staff George Casey told NBC’s Meet the Press. “And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse,” Casey said.

He rightly asks, “Can you trust the Democrats on national security? I don’t see why.”

Second, false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie worried about Islamaphobia in the conservative movement, as if there aren’t legitimate concerns about creeping Sharia.  I don’t recall false teacher Chuck blogging about the suppression of religious freedoms in Deerborn, Michigan and how even the Liberal leaders in Europe are declaring multiculturalism a failure.   The same ghouls who falsely blamed Sarah Palin over the Arizona shootings before the bodies were even cold are quick to apologize for Islam before the facts were even in on the Ft. Hood shootings.

Chuck says, “There should be no room for religious bigotry in our politics,” but that is just an excuse to never have to examine the actions and plans of Islam.  He puts any analysis of Islam in that category.  How convenient.

The biggest irony of fake Christians like Chuck apologizing for Islam is that they are doing it out of fear and out of hatred for authentic Christianity.  If they thought one step ahead they’d realize that their “my enemy’s enemy is my friend” approach is going to blow up in their face one day (heh).  Does they think Islam is pro-abortion and pro-gay theology like he is?  Do you think they’ll look kindly on the gay pride parades Chuck takes his young daughters to?

You don’t have to fear all Muslims, but you should have a rational fear of Islam and an understanding for how they are executing their plan.  Our leaders often can’t think 100 minutes into the future, where Islam looks ahead 100 years.  Ask the people in Europe.

Whatever you do, don’t listen to false teachers who know even less about Islam than they do about Christianity.  And don’t fear the name callers.

4 thoughts on “Are you Islamaphobic? Yeah, me neither.”

  1. Unfortunately I believe the whole “phobia” epidemic is brought upon by the loudest members of the bunch. Let’s not forget the media doesn’t listen to rational arguments most of the time. They’re out to demonize groups of people because, hey…it’s what makes them money. Never mind there’s plenty of Christians out there who don’t walk around burning Korans or protesting with “God hates fags” signs. That’s not what the public wants to see. People want to see what makes a group bad…that is unless it’s a group that they fit into.

    Though I don’t think what you’re describing is homophobia or Islamophobia. It’s more…a fear of what society will think of that person if they don’t believe specific things about these ideas. There’s probably a better way to word that…I just can’t think of it right now. Some sort of social phobia perhaps.

    A phobia is typically something that keeps you away from something or something you react irrationally to. If you have a phobia of the dark, you’ll stay away from the dark (staying in at night, sleeping with lights on, etc.). If it’s a phobia of spiders, you’ll stay away from them and react horribly when you see one. So by definition of what a phobia is, a person who is homophobic will do everything in their power to keep homosexuals at bay including demeaning and de-humanizing them, perhaps physical harm even. Same would go for Islamophobia.


  2. I won’t be coy. I have to say that I am somewhat Islamophobic. That is, if “phobic” means “afraid of”, then I don’t think being afraid of what the Islamic “holy book” teaches is unreasonable. You see, when people use Christianity to forward evil and violence, they do it against the Christian Scriptures. But when people self-identify as Moslems and decry “kill the infidel!”, they do so against the Islamic Scriptures.

    To be clear, “Islamophobia” would not be a fear of each and every Moslem. Since Moslems are about as diverse as Christians, you’d have to face them as individuals. But Islam is not, by its own documentation, a religion of peace, and it’s not irrational to be concerned about that.


  3. Adding to Stan’s comment: a “phobia” is an irrational fear, i.e. an aversion without any connection to a reasonable response. Saying that women are “rapist-phobic” is obviously absurd (and cruel), since rape is something that rational people naturally want to avoid. Being so afraid of the number 13 that you would refuse to purchase a lifesaving $13 medication, on the other hand, is the definition of a phobia.

    So the question is not, “Are conservatives afraid of the effects of Islam?” but is, “Is that aversion irrational”? To demonstrate that your opponents have a “phobia”, you need to actually go through every single argument they have and refute it. Personally, I’m not sure that “believing that every child deserves a mommy and a daddy” is a “phobia”, nor is an aversion to Sharia law a phobia.

    It’s just a way for liberals to short-cut that discussion process, through the very circular process of assuming away arguments by calling them “phobias”, and then declaring that there are no arguments since it’s a “phobia” and irrational.


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