“How “Islamophobia” works:
1. Radical Islamists around the world behead/blow up tens of thousands of innocent people who believe differently from them. These terrorists don’t just “happen” to be Muslim - they commit these atrocities in the very NAME of their faith, quoting supporting passages from its core texts word-for-word that can be confirmed by anyone with an Internet connection.
2. More moderate Muslims react by condemning the actions - but fiercely defending the book and faith that endorses them.
3. People become confused, and begin to fear not just the terrorists, but also the faith that drives them.
That’s it. Bigotry against all Muslim people is wrong. But fear of the Islamic doctrine and its closest, fundamentalist adherents is completely rational.”