It’s not surprising that Islamic supremacists would try to claim victim status on both sides of the Louis Smith controversy. Criticism (or, in Smith’s case, mild mockery) of Islam is to be treated as a criminal act, in accord with Sharia blasphemy laws, and proscribed so as to protect Muslims who are supposedly discriminated against and under threat. Then discontent among non-Muslims at this preferential treatment given to Muslims is also condemned and proscribed. That will only lead to more speech that British authorities will punish as “Islamophobia,” which will lead to more discontent, and still more proscribed “Islamophobic” speech. Islamic supremacists apparently hope to ride this vicious circle to full hegemony in Britain, and given the abject surrender of British authorities, there is not much stopping them at this point.
The ban on Louis Smith and the social media hysteria which has surrounded it is fuelling “rampant Islamophobia” in the UK.
This is according to Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim community group, who spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer after British Gymnastics’ decision to ban Smith for two months….
Shafiq pointed out “the hysteria we’re seeing on social media suggests Muslims are doing this and it’s not.”
He highlighted the ban was a result of “an organisation who’s decided that his conduct doesn’t uphold standards of behaviour”, but that the hysteria contributes to “rampant Islamophobia in an open season on Muslims.”