Jihad Watch reader Max has alerted me to this story from The Guardian, which refers to this site in, well, in the way one would expect The Guardian to refer to it:
Since the cartoons were first published last year, all sorts of people with an axe to grind have muscled in on the row. A posting on the notoriously Islamophobic website, Jihadwatch, for instance, describes it portentously as “a struggle between exponents of a free society and organised thuggery”. Meanwhile, several Arab governments – for their own political reasons – have busily fanned the flames in the opposite direction.
OK. So my observing that cartoon rage a struggle between the exponents of a free society and organized thuggery, which it most certainly is, is equivalent to Arab governments inciting their people to burn embassies, kill people, and issue murderous threats to just about every country in the West?
All right. Let’s explore that question. How many Muslim cartoon ragers have been killed, or beaten up, or had their homes burned by angry Jihad Watchers?
“Notoriously Islamophobic”? Strictly speaking, “Islamophobia” would be defined as fear of Islam. Which is more fearful — Jihad Watch, which published the Muhammad cartoons, or The Guardian, which succumbed to knee-knocking fear and didn’t? Yes, that’s right: I’m accusing the Guardian of Islamophobia.
What’s that? Islamophobia doesn’t mean fear of Islam, but hatred of Islam? Ill-chosen word, in that case. But anyway it’s a false charge. To claim that those who oppose the ideology that led to 9/11, 7/7, 3/11, the Bali bombings, and hundreds of other terror attacks are just “haters” is to have the telescope the wrong way round; the real haters are those who are perpetrating such attacks, and planning new ones today, in the name of Islam. I am not going to be cowed by The Guardian or anyone else from exploring what motivates these attackers, and why they are doing what they are doing.
The resistance to jihad is a struggle to defend the human rights of those who would lose equality of rights under the kind of regime jihadists would like to establish — particularly women, non-Muslims, and ex-Muslims. The Guardian wants to call that “Islamophobia”? More fool they.