Here is an example of how Leftists and Islamic supremacists advance the “Islamophobia” myth: as far as they are concerned, Islam and Muslims are entirely guiltless in all respects, and the only reason why anyone is suspicious of them is because of a well-heeled “Islamophobia industry” that works full-time, for unaccountable reasons, “to vilify Islam and Muslims.”
Back in the real world, people are suspicious of Islam and Muslims because of Muslim leaders who say things like “We killed the people of Baga. We indeed killed them, as our Lord instructed us in His Book,” and because of Muslims who attack non-Muslims with hammer and machete after writing, “The wrath of Allah is about to come down upon the kaffir.” Muslims have no need of a wealthy industry devoted (for some reason) to vilifying them when they have Muslims like this chap in Spain who screamed, “Allahu Akbar, all you Christians will die!,” and the ones in Italy who destroyed and urinated on a statue of the Virgin Mary.
Then there are Sarsour’s fellow “Palestinians” who celebrated the stabbing of innocent Israeli civilians with #IAmAKnife hashtag, and the imam in Uganda who beat his 15-year-old daughter to death for converting to Christianity.
And all that is just in the last few days. But as far as Linda Sarsour, who has the ear of New York City’s disastrous Mayor Bill de Blasio, is concerned, there are rich people whose full-time job is to vilify Islam and Muslims, and they’re the problem, not the jihadis. In reality, Muslims like the ones who perpetrated the jihad attacks I’ve listed here are doing a great job of vilifying Islam and Muslims on their own. And what is Sarsour doing to stop the spread of the beliefs and attitudes that led to all this Islamic violence and so very much more? Why, nothing at all.
Sarsour is, of course, a practiced exploiter of the “hate” smear against foes of jihad terror and Islamic supremacism, and has never apologized for using the Islamic honor murder of Shaima Alawadi to spread lies about the prevalence of hate crimes against Muslims in America. She is also rabidly antisemitic (and, of course, a darling of the Leftist media), and has said that “nothing is creepier than Zionism” and has equated it with “racism.” She is, unsurprisingly, a frequent visitor to the Obama White House, and has claimed that the jihad underwear bomber was a CIA agent — part of what she claims is a U.S. war against Islam.
Her inversion of reality here, as ridiculous as it is, is mainstream.
“Linda Sarsour speaks to MEMO about Islamophobia in America,” by Amelia Smith, Middle East Monitor, January 20, 2015:
“It’s a very dangerous industry in this country,” says Sarsour. “This is not just Steven Emerson doing this as a side job, or something he just writes about when he has free time. This is what people like Steve Emerson do every morning from when they wake up to when they go to bed. Their job is to vilify Islam and Muslims.”