Saturday, May 7, 2016

I am NOT Islamophobic

I am NOT Islamophobic

Turkish President Erdogan wants to define Islamophobia as racism or a crime against humanity. He wants to put Islamophobia in the same category as anti-semitism. Interesting?

If you have a fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places like markets, you are agoraphobia. You will probably not go for a run in an open field, but that is your choice. You are not endangering anyone. If you are claustrophobic, you have a fear of closed space. Being in a lift scares you. Fair enough. You are not endangering anyone.
What is a phobia? A phobia is an irrational fear of something.
If you are homophobic, you have an irrational fear of gays. Unsure why you may have that, it is not as if they are going to attack you. Unless you are... On the other hand, there are many cases where gays are ganged upon and beaten. Sad but true. To be anti something is to be against it.

Anti-semitism is being against Jews. Anti-Semitism, hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious or racial group. This has manifested itself as pure hatred of Jews. Hitler tried to define Jews as a race. They are no more a race than Muslims are. Many Arabs today try to say that it it against them as well because they are also semitic. Simply total nonsense. In Europe today we see that Jews are scared to walk alone. There are attacks against Jews, against synagogues etc. The same thing is happening in campuses all over the United States. Jews are scared to wear anything to show that they are Jewish. To be anti-Semitic today is a trend. People say that they are not anti-Semitic but anti-Israel. That is the most stupid thing I have ever heard. Even the late Martin Luther King agreed.

We all know that to be anti-Semitic is to be a racist although Jews are not a race, they are a nation, a people. This is in total contrast with the so called Palestinians who are neither a nation, a people or a
race. Fair enough, you hate Jews because it is trendy, but what about Islamophobia? Should that be defined as racism? Is Islam a race? Not by any definition! Is Islam a nation? Tell the Turks that they are not a nation or the Iranians. 

What is Islamophobia? It is an irrational fear of Islam. That is what Turkish President Erdogan wants to define as a crime. Have you read the Koran? Have you seen what happens when God forbid you say something about Mohammed who was simply a prophet, a human being. If you do, you will no longer be around. Draw a cartoon about him, no! But to draw anti-Semitic cartoons is fine. Do anything against Islam and there are riots. Say anything against Islam and you will probably be beaten. But it is OK for them to say anything they want.  Try and tell them to shut up. If you do not bend to their ways, you will be beaten or worse, maybe loose your head. Are women safe? Heard about mass rapes in Europe? Sweden used to be free but now Stockholm is the rape capital of the world. Sad. Have you tried to walk through a Muslim neighborhood? What about during midday prayers? Scared? What about walking past or near a gathering of young Muslims? Do you feel safe?

Where do people come up with nonsense that Islam is the religion of peace? Where is there peace in Islam? OK, if you are a Muslim you will be at peace. Islam means surrender. Have they condemned their own terrorist attacks. Not all Muslims are terrorists, but almost ALL terrorists are Muslims. Ask yourselves why the wealthy countries in the Arabian Gulf have not taken in a single so-called Syrian Refugee?

What did Winston Churchill have to say about Islam, more than a century ago? Writing in "The River War", published in 1899, about the British retaking of Sudan, Churchill noted the threat of radical Islam:

Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die: but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Islam, Churchill wrote, is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog.
In essence, nothing to do with the Arab Israel conflict!!!

Friends, I have read the Koran, a few times, I have seen how Muslims act and behave. I have seen their riots. I have watched the news, even left-wing news, opened my eyes.

 I really do not have an irrational fear of Muslims, I have a purely rational fear of them for me and you. We are not Islamophobic, we are realistic.