Wednesday, May 23, 2012

"Islamophobia" Proves Islamists Can Play The Victim As Well As Prey On Them

In Is It Still Possible To Question Islam? Robert Spencer notes the source for the term Islamophobia:
Journalist Claire Berlinski notes [ How the Term 'Islamophobia' Got Shoved Down Your Throat] that “the neologism ‘Islamophobia’ did not simply emerge ex nihilo”:
"It was invented, deliberately, by a Muslim Brotherhood front organization, the International Institute for Islamic Thought, which is based in Northern Virginia. … Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, a former member of the IIIT who has renounced the group in disgust, was an eyewitness to the creation of the word. “This loathsome term,” he writes, “is nothing more than a thought-terminating cliche conceived in the bowels of Muslim think tanks for the purpose of beating down critics.”"
In her article, Berlinkski's notes the model the Islamists used for the term Islamophobia:
Muhammad said the Islamists decided to emulate the homosexual activists who used the term "homophobia" to silence critics. He said the group meeting at IIIT saw "Islamophobia" as a way to "beat up their critics."
Islamic extremists apparently know how to play the victim as well as how to prey on the victim.

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Empress Trudy said...

Not to put too fine a point on it, a phobia is a fear not a hate. I have a fear, albeit not an irrational extreme one of getting shot. Do I have bulletophobia? Should we sit down with the bullets and discuss it?

Daled Amos said...

We can analyze the thing to death and mock the nonsense of the term--but the bottom line is:

it's been effective.

Empress Trudy said...

I would argue it's not all that effective, at least no more than simply yelling 'racist' in the middle of a discussion. Because the point of the word is simply to shut everyone up. Islamophobia, like "racist" is a self-proving term, to the left. If you make the assertion it's automatically proved true. And typically the only real response to that is to get up and leave the table altogether without any comment at all. That's what negotiations ARE. Someone barks across the table they they think you're a bigot, colonialist, occupier, Zionist, Jew bastard, etc etc etc. They're trying to put you back on your heels.

And the only response to that gambit it to refuse to play.

Daled Amos said...


But if you leave the table, isn't that giving them a win as well?

Empress Trudy said...

Let them twist in the wind. Let them squat in the dust banging on their silver bowls forever. In every 'civilized' confrontation you have to know when to cut and walk because your opponent has no intention of bargaining.

Daled Amos said...

But we both know you put the word civilized in quotes for a reason.

Even following what Aumann says, I think we still have to maintain our own response.

Empress Trudy said...

Precisely. It's fine to have a nice chat with the hungry lion as long as you remember it's a hungry lion and will never do anything but be a lion.

ecks why said...

a bible ref to avoid being a "carbon copy" -->> amos 8:11

Informed rational freedom loving people have all the reasons in the world to fear islam. The twin fogs of political correctness & ignorance must be dispersed before western society better understands this menace. Even a brief review of islamic theology & history quickly exposes the deadly roots of this evil ideology.

Mohamhead was a 7th century murdering warlord who rose to power on a river of blood surrounded by thugs and gangsters using intimidation, violence, deception and trickery to expand their criminal empire while mercilessly suppressing and killing their opponents and enriching themselves on stolen booty.

The evil koran is a collection of sayings and speeches by this diabolical madman claiming divine guidance from some mythical sky-god which has inspired generations of crazed fanatics to abhorrent behavior resulting in historys worst ever crimes against humanity starting 1400 years ago and still continuing even today.

Islam is just another fascist totalitarian ideology used by power hungry fanatics on yet another quest for worldwide domination and includes all the usual human rights abuses & suppression of freedoms.

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