While looking around in the fever swamps of Dean Esmay’s site in order to write this post, I discovered here that I have been nominated for “Islamophobe of the Year” by the Islamic Human Rights Commission of the UK.
“Islamophobia” is, in reality, a politically motivated construct designed to deflect attention away from the depredations of jihad terrorists. No one, of course, would have any “phobia” toward Muslims at all were it not for the acts of violence committed daily by Muslims and justified by those who commit them by reference to Islamic teachings. You will note that there is no worldwide “Buddhismophobia” or “Confucianismophobia.” Now why is that?
Anyway, I’m in very good company among the international nominees (I’m in the U.S. category). Here are a few of them, along with the taglines from the Islamic Human Rights Commission:
Ehud Olmert For his massacre of the Palestinian and Lebanese people.
King Abdullah of Jordan For his submission to the Israelis and abandoning the Palestinians and Lebanese.
King Mohammed VI of Morocco For his ‘so called reforms’ aimed at removing Islam from the the Moroccan people.
Meles Zenawi (Ethiopia’s Prime Minister) For saying that the war on terror is “something of a godsend” and that Ethiopia is at the “epicenter of terrorism” and “a secular island in the sea of Islam.”
Daniel Pipes For his anti-Arab, anti-Islam articles and his campaigns and discrimination against Muslims.
George W Bush For the promoting the phrase ‘Islamofascist’
Robert Spencer The author of anti-Islamic books such as “˜The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam”, as well as “˜Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions About the World’s Fastest Growing Faith”. Islam is often vented in hateful websites such as Jihad Watch and Dhimmi Watch.
John Howard For stating that Muslims migrating to Australia are bringing problems such as jihadist views and conservative attitudes to women not encountered with other immigrant groups.
Ayan Hirsi For trading on a false reputation that she was a victim of Muslim abuse.
Jose Maria Aznar (Former Spanish PM) For his speech on 22 September 2006 at the Hudson Institute in Washington.
Jack Straw For stoking the flames of Islamophobia with his “˜request” that Muslim women should remove their veils before he graces them with his presence.
John Reid For whipping up anti-Muslim sentiment and continuing his witch hunt against the Muslims.
Melanie Phillips For (amongst others) suggesting that Iran might attack Jerusalem on 22nd August to commemorate Meraj and for writing her book ‘Londonistan’.
Tony Blair For everything.
I suspect that George Bush will sweep my category, so I won’t be preparing my “I’d like to thank the Academy…You like me! You really like me!” speech, but I am honored to be nominated, as perhaps it suggests that my efforts against global jihad supremacism are making a difference.