Easier than getting Muslims to stop jihad terrorism. My latest in FrontPage:
The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has launched what World Bulletin characterized as a “satirical public awareness campaign to challenge growing Islamophobia in America.”
CAIR explains: “Prompted at least in part by anti-Muslim rhetoric employed by public figures like Donald Trump and other GOP candidates we decided to launch Islamophobin. With Islamophobin, we hope to dispel a serious problem with a witty and humorous manner. Buy and distribute Islamophobin to help us dispel Islamophobia.”
CAIR is congratulating itself on its “witty and humorous” idea, but it isn’t even original to the group. Back in July 2010, while speaking in Sweden, I was handed a box of “Islamofobil” pills that promised to cure “Islamophobia” and promote “multiculturalism” and “open-mindedness.” Is CAIR paying a royalty to the people who marketed “Islamofobil” pills?
Anyway, CAIR’s self-proclaimed “witty and humorous” new product claims to cure “Blind Intolerance,” “Unthinking Bigotry,” “Irrational Fear of Muslims,” and “U.S. Presidential Election Year Scapegoating.” It even promises that it “SPREADS LOVE.”
Aren’t there laws against making false claims for a product? But let’s take them at their word. “Islamophobin” gum cures “blind intolerance”? Wonderful! So if Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik had been chewing away on some “Islamophobin,” they wouldn’t have stormed a Christmas party in San Bernardino last December and murdered fourteen non-Muslims, right? If Islamic jihadists had had some “Islamophobin” gum in November, they wouldn’t have murdered 130 people in Paris, eh? And apparently if they had had some of this miracle love-spreading gum in Brussels last March, they wouldn’t have murdered 32 people and wounded over 300 in bombings at the airport and the metro station.
This wondrous gum also cures “unthinking bigotry.” So if it could be distributed widely in Pakistan, it would prevent Christians from being victimized by blasphemy charges, for “crimes” such as trying to protect Christian girls from Muslim bullies. If it were available in Egypt, it would keep Muslim mobs from stripping old Christian women naked and parading them through villages.
But of course I am getting carried away. This new wonder drug wouldn’t do any of those things. It’s “Islamophobin,” not “Christianophobin” or “Jihadophobin”: it is meant to combat “irrational fear of Muslims,” not “irrational persecution of Christians” or “jihad mass murder.” Hamas-linked CAIR has always been far more concerned about stamping out “Islamophobia,” that is, any investigation into how Islamic jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to justify violence and supremacism, than about combating jihad terror, which has never been on their priority list at all.
In the Hamas-linked CAIR video, the non-Muslim has an “irrational fear of Muslims” because he envisions his neighbor as a sword-wielding jihadi screaming “Allahu akbar” while striking impotently at the shrubbery — a cynical trivialization of the numerous beheadings and other murders we have seen committed by Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar.” Anyway, after he takes some “Islamophobin,” the “Islamophobe” is able to see his Muslim neighbor for what he is: an ordinary, harmless, even cuddly guy. The point is that if you have a Muslim neighbor and regard him with suspicion, you’re an irrational, intolerant bigot. What would the neighbors of Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, and Jah’Keem Yisrael, and Ibrahim Simpson, and Mohammed Abdulazeez, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and Nidal Malik Hasan and all the many jihad plotters caught in the U.S. before they could commit mass murder for Islam think about that?
If CAIR honestly wanted to combat “irrational fear of Muslims,” it would confront, seriously and publicly, the real reasons why people have any fear of Muslims at all: not because of “intolerance” and “bigotry,” but because of jihad terror attacks perpetrated by Muslims who justify their actions by referring to the Qur’an and Sunnah.
This “Islamophobin” gum is just another salvo in CAIR’s years-long project of conflating legitimate concern about and opposition to jihad terror and Islamic supremacism with hatred and bigotry. There is no opposition to terrorism that speaks honestly about its motives and goals that CAIR finds acceptable: anyone and everyone who dares to note how Islamic jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to justify violence and make recruits among peaceful Muslims is vilified as a “bigot.” The obvious goal is to discredit and marginalize all foes of jihad terror, so that no one else dares speak out against it, and it can advance unimpeded and unopposed.
But as the West inches ever closer to subjugation and slavery, at least Infidels have something to chew on.