islamophonia

By contrast, who today remembers that the much-loved English common law called for execution as punishment for hundreds of crimes, including theft of any object worth five shillings or more? How many know that until the 18th century, the laws of most European countries authorized torture as an official component of the criminal-justice system? As for sexism, the common law long denied married women any property rights or indeed legal personality apart from their husbands. When the British applied their law to Muslims in place of Shariah, as they did in some colonies, the result was to strip married women of the property that Islamic law had always granted them — hardly progress toward equality of the sexes.
—  Noah Feldman - Why Sharia?
[USA / Berkeley / Barking Mad] Defining "Islamophobia"

Defining “Islamophobia”

The term “Islamophobia” was first introduced as a concept in a 1991 Runnymede Trust Report and defined as “unfounded hostility towards Muslims, and therefore fear or dislike of all or most Muslims.” …

… Islamophobia is a contrived fear or prejudice fomented by the existing Eurocentric and Orientalist global power structure. …

More on the contrived fear of the evil, blasphemous religion fomented by the Eurocentric / Orientalist global power structure at University of California, Berkeley

General fear of islam since 9/11 somehow motivates young followers of the false prophet to join Islamic State (which has nothing to do with islam, or so the furphy goes)

# allah may have had no idea how successful 9/11 would be in causing fear of its evil, blasphemous religion, and how that fear would motivate young followers of its false prophet to join a group that had nothing whatever to do with its evil religion. Ultimately allah will join its false prophet and unfortunate followers in the Lake of Fire, unable to deceive and mislead any further.

Why Are European Muslims Joining ISIS?

Akbar Ahmed

Chair of Islamic Studies at American University

11/18/2014

… The most significant of these is the general Islamophobia that has steadily grown since 9/11. This ensures that Muslim youth grow up in an environment where they have to constantly be on the defensive. The media ridicules the religion of Islam, its God, its Prophet, its Holy Book, and customs. Worse, commentators have made it a practice of attributing non-Islamic customs—like honor killings and female genital mutilation—to Islam. …

More media ‘ridiculing’ the evil, blasphemous religion, its ‘god’ and false prophet at Huffington Post

[Perth / Tugged Hedjab Alert!] Call for vilification laws after moske attack

Vandals ‘deface’ Rockingham’s Ar-Rukun mosque with white paint

CALLA WAHLQUIST

November 18, 2014

… “We desperately need that racial vilification legislation to be expanded so that it includes vilification on the grounds of one’s religion,” he said.

Mr Rajan said attacks against Muslims had increased “enormously” since east coast raids targeting people allegedly connected to militant group Islamic State in August. …

More on the ‘enormous increase’ at PerthNow

 # No journalists were beheaded, or poor defenceless yoghurts harmed

[Iran / Bullpitt] Supreme Dalek warns against fear of nothing to do with islam (which means peace)

Ayatollah Khamenei warns against Islamophobia

Mon Nov 17, 2014

… Ayatollah Khamenei said that Islam conveys the message of welfare, dignity, honor and peace for humanity but that the “ill-wishers” are plotting to prevent Islam’s real message from reaching other nations. …

More of what Obama or Cameron might endorse at PressTV

[UK Swamp News] Three men charged with posting offensive messages on Stop The Astley Bridge Mosque Facebook page

Three men charged with posting offensive messages on Stop The Astley Bridge Mosque Facebook page

Saturday 15 November 2014

Exclusive by Jeremy Culley, reporter

… All three have been charged with racially aggravated malicious communications. …

More racial aggravation at The Bolton News

[UK Swamp News / Barking Mad] ISIL Takfiri terrorist group has got nothing to do with islam – analyst Massoud Shadjareh

ISIL Takfiri terrorist group has got nothing to do with Islam – analyst

18/11/2014

… “ISIL itself is internalizing Islamophobia by creating otherness within the family of Islam,” Massoud Shadjareh, head of the Islamic Human Rights Commission from London, said in an interview with Press TV, adding that this is a “double-edge” being played against the Muslim community. …

More on the double-edged internalized nothing to do with something or other at panorama.am

ISIL Takfiri terrorist group has got nothing to do with Islam: Analyst

Mon Nov 17, 2014

… “The reality is that even the name, sort of associating Islam and state with this group, actually itself creates that perception that all these barbaric acts are being done in the name of Islam and in the name of Islamic state and we need to find a different way of actually calling these barbaric head choppers,” he stated. …

[Growing fear of the evil, blasphemous religion] Moskes open doors to Kuffar in Germany

Mosques open doors to non-Muslims in Germany

15 November 2014 Saturday

… “Unfortunately we are witnessing a growing fear of Islam and growing hostilities against Muslims in German society,” Ender Cetin, the chairman of the Sehitlik Mosque Association in Berlin, told journalists during the “Open mosque day” event. …

More apostasy and islamophonia at World Bulletin

[USA / muslims have grievances / Islamic State isn't islamic] Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visits Islamic Center in Rowland Heights

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visits Islamic Center in Rowland Heights

By Richard Irwin, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Posted: 11/13/14

… “They have difficulty reconciling their American identity with their Muslim identity and in part that’s caused by a fever or sense of Islamaphobia in this country,” Turk said.

He said Homeland Security was reassuring them that part of its strategy was to counter this anti-Islamic rhetoric that puts the Islamic world on a crash course with the United States.

More fear of fear of islam and other stereotypical muslim victim baggage to unpack at San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Turkey’s top cleric to discuss the Gospel of Jesus Christ fear of islam with Pope Francis

Turkey’s top cleric to discuss Islamophobia with Pope Francis

Turkey’s top cleric has said Islamophobia will be high on the agenda of his upcoming meeting with Pope Francis during the latter’s landmark visit to Turkey in late November.

Some are presenting violent acts committed in the name of Islam as violent acts produced by Islam or all Muslims, Mehmet Görmez, the head of the Directorate for Religious Affairs (Diyanet), said in an interview with the NTV news channel, adding that the topic would be an important part of his meeting with Pope Francis. …

More obsession with fear of the evil, blasphemous religion at Hurriyet

[USA / Fear of islam and other 'victim' baggage] Michigan students plan to ‘shut down’ campus over low minority enrollment

Michigan students plan to ‘shut down’ campus over low minority enrollment

Kaitlyn Schallhorn

Nov 12, 2014

… The students, who claim to have been “inspired by the struggle in Ferguson,” held a three-hour “trial” last week to discuss alleged instances of Islamophobia, racism, sexism, and misogyny. …

More victim baggage at Campus Reform

[USA / CAIR whining / poor victimised muslim race] Facing Race bus tour shows Dallas stories of struggle and hope

Facing Race bus tour shows Dallas stories of struggle and hope

By MARC RAMIREZ

13 November 2014

… Alia Salem, executive director of the Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, described the group’s battles against phobias about Islam. Hate crimes and other vitriol have combined to intimidate Muslims, she said, who often hope that staying quiet will allow trouble to pass by. …

More islamophantasies at Dallas News

[USA / Nothing to do with anything - and CAIR not happy, Jan] Montgomery Co. ed board strips religious holiday references from new calendar

Montgomery Co. ed board strips religious holiday references from new calendar

Tuesday - 11/11/2014

… The school board approved the school calendar for the 2015-2016 school year Tuesday. The calendar will no longer reference specific religious holidays but rather state simply that school will be closed on dates that correspond with holidays like Eid, Yom Kippur and Christmas.

Saqib Ali, a former Maryland state delegate and co-chair of Equality for Eid, was not happy with the board of education’s action Tuesday. …

More eidolatry at WTOP

[Terror Australis / West] Understanding the evil, blasphemous religion with all its baggage: Trust is a must

Understanding Islam: Trust is a must

By Winfred Peppinck

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

… In Australia, the Muslim community has seen the danger signs of further alienation with each incident, both at home and abroad, by doing what Bahrain has done for some time; opening up mosques to foreigners, explaining the wider religion beyond the burkha and the fundamentalism of the few. It is something that they have not done very well in the past, focused largely on their separatism than their inclusion in the wider Australian community that they have chosen to join through immigration. …

More understanding and trust at Gulf Daily News

[Islamophonia / I'm muslim - don't panik / Victim baggage] On Western Racism, Islamophobia

On Western Racism, Islamophobia

10 November 2014

by Airin Bahmani

Since the beginning of the rise of ISIS, or Islamic State, the danger of an increase in anti-Muslim racism has become an unfortunate reality in the Western world. A number of political forces - not exclusively in the extreme right - are spreading Islamophobia day in and day out through utterly ridiculous attempts to equalize ISIS and Islam. …

More spreading of something day in and day out at teleSUR

[USA / 9-11 / Poor muslim victims] Guest speaker at OU discusses religious freedom for followers of false prophet

Guest speaker at OU discusses religious freedom for Muslims

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

By Katherine Parker

… Uddin said although Muslims in America have flourished, they continue to face challenges in the U.S., such as pervasive religious profiling since 2002. The term “Islamophobia” identifies prejudice against, hatred towards or fear of the Islamic religion or Muslims.

“It is fueled by negative stereotypes and based on the assumption that Islam is a violent religion that poses an ideological threat to the West,” Uddin said. …

More negative stereotypeophobia and assumptions that allah means it when it says it will cast terror into the hearts of unbelievers at The Norman Transcript

[Fear of fear of the evil, blasphemous religion] ... as the powerful reaction to Pamela Geller's bus ads shows, stamping out Islamophobia has to be high on the agenda of the people's movement

Muslims worldwide denounce ISIS - but Islamophobes aren’t listening

by: Henry Millstein

November 10 2014

… Such attacks are part of an concerted assault by right-wing forces against the Muslim community in the U.S., organized by a well-funded posse of Islamophobic groups and individuals. Their aim, as usual with such extreme rightist forces, is to sow intergroup division and hostility and to deflect the fears and anxiety whose ultimate source is the capitalist system itself onto a convenient scapegoat. …

More on the capitalist system itself and the convenient scapegoat (whose ‘god’ just happens to call for Kuffar to be killed, converted or forced to live in dhimmitude) at People’s World