The real Islamophobia industry is dedicated to intimidating people into thinking it wrong to oppose jihad terror. It does this primarily by conflating two distinct and separate things: vigilante attacks against and harassment of innocent Muslims, which are always wrong and to be rejected, and examination of the motivating ideology of jihad terrorists, which is legitimate and necessary. By lumping the two together as “Islamophobia,” Leftists and Islamic supremacists inhibit reasonable exploration of how Islamic jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify hatred and violence, and inhibit opposition to jihad terror in general.
In my forthcoming book Confessions of an Islamophobe (coming November 28 from Bombardier Books), after rejecting the label for years (indeed, ever since it was invented as a tool to stymie resistance to jihad terror), I take it on. If it’s “Islamophobic” to note that the texts and teachings of Islam contain numerous exhortations to warfare against unbelievers, and that those exhortations are codified in Islamic law, then call it what you will. There are rational and important reasons to be concerned about Islam that I detail in this book, and that have been covered over for far too long with bogus accusations of “racism” and “hatred.”
It’s time to have a public discussion of what exactly the hard-Left is aiding and abetting by consigning all criticism of Islamic doctrine and practice to the realm of “Islamophobia,” however much those doctrines and practices impinge upon the rights of women, gays, Jews, Christians, secular liberals, and secular Muslims. It’s time for people of good will on all points of the political spectrum, Left Right, and center, to acknowledge that there is a problem, and work together to find ways to manage this problem, rather than continue in the prevailing denial and willful ignorance.
That’s what I do in this book, as well as recount a few of the experiences I have had as, in the words of Hamas-linked CAIR, “one of the nation’s most notorious Islamophobes.” It has been a wild ride: I’ve been slandered, libeled, threatened with death, and poisoned. I am proud of my work. I have no regrets. How can I regret telling the truth?
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