Islamophobia is a word that conjures up anger amongst the political right and indeed some on the Left.
They get angry when Muslims and others talk of Islamophobia because they see the term as a silencing tool to stop any criticism of Islam and to censor dissent against some of the more unpleasant things carried out in the name of the religion.
Well let’s get this thing cleared up once and for all and talk about what Islamophobia means and does not mean.
First of all here’s the actual definition of Islamophobia..
The Wiki on Islamophobia lists the eight views that are associated with Islamophobia..
Points seven and eight are particularly true and worth paying attention to…
“Hostility towards Islam is used to justify discriminatory practices towards Muslims and exclusion of Muslims from mainstream society.”
“Anti Muslim hostility is seen as natural and normal”.
These two points shown that…
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