Mark Steyn says that “Robert Spencer [is] the author of several bestselling books on Islam, a brave crusader against the dopier multiculti illusions and the proprietor of the indispensable Jihad Watch.”
One of the dopier multiculi illusions, if not the dopiest, is that criticism of Islam, Sharia, and even jihad terror constitutes “bigotry” and “Islamophobia.” Think I’m exaggerating? British police in helicopters recently swooped down on a garden party. Why? Because the revellers were playing (inadvertently!) a song that mocked Osama bin Laden.
Osama is not even supposed to be a Muslim, right? He is supposed to be a hijacker of the true, peaceful Islam, no? So why is mocking him “Islamophobic,” much less a crime in Britain?
Because the British political and media elites, like their counterparts all over the West, are for various reasons committed to the idea that any criticism of Islam or anything that can even be construed as criticism of Islam is unfairly victimizing Muslims, whom they regard as a persecuted group. But in reality, they are ignoring actual persecution of women, gays, Jews, Christians, secular Muslims, and others.
I detail it all in my new book Confessions of an Islamophobe. Preorder your copy here now. Find out what the Western elites are overlooking, and the real dangers of stigmatizing all criticism of Islam as “Islamophobia.”
The West is staking its future on these dopey multiculti illusions. Find out the extent of the damage, and what is at stake now, in Confessions of an Islamophobe.