“Islamophobia is a real problem in our society.” Not, say, jihad terror. “Islamophobia.” How many people have been killed by jihad terror in Britain? And how many by “Islamophobia”? Which represents a global movement dedicated to destabilizing and destroying non-Muslim societies, and ultimately conquering them? And which is a term often used for resistance to that goal?
It’s hard to imagine that Britain could have a Prime Minister who would be even worse than Theresa May, but here he is, waiting in the wings.
The term “Islamophobia” is a vicious conflation of attacks on innocent Muslims, which are never justified, and honest analysis of the ways jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and make recruits. The idea is to inhibit that analysis by equating it with attacks on Muslims, or even claiming that it will lead to attacks on Muslims. The end result will be that the jihad will advance unopposed and unimpeded, while all its foes have been silenced.
Corbyn says: “I’ve held meetings with Muslim women who have told me horrific stories of routine racist abuse on our streets. If women are abused because they are wearing a headscarf, then it is a wrong against them and it is a wrong against all of us.”
Yes, no woman should be abused simply for wearing a headscarf. But Corbyn doesn’t say a word about the many women who are abused for not wearing a headscarf. Do they have any rights? Does anyone speak for them? And how does Corbyn know that this abuse is really even happening, when there are so many incidents in which “anti-Muslim hate crimes” turn out to have been faked by Muslims?
Corbyn again: “The rise of extremist rightwing groups is a very serious threat not just to Muslims but to all minorities, and in fact to all Britons, and to the interwoven fabric that holds this country together.”
“Extremist rightwing groups.” About jihad terror groups he was silent.
“Jeremy Corbyn attacks Islamophobia during mosque visit,” by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian, February 18, 2018:
Muslim women are facing routine racist abuse on the streets of the UK, Jeremy Corbyn has said while visiting mosques participating in a nationwide open day to build bridges across communities.
“Islamophobia is a real problem in our society, as is other forms of racism like antisemitism and racism against people of Afro-Caribbean heritage,” the Labour leader said at the Finsbury Park mosque in north London.
“I’ve held meetings with Muslim women who have told me horrific stories of routine racist abuse on our streets. If women are abused because they are wearing a headscarf, then it is a wrong against them and it is a wrong against all of us.”
Finsbury Park mosque was among more than 200 Muslim places of worship to take part in Visit My Mosque day, organised by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB). From Inverness to Cornwall, mosques invited people of other faiths and no faith to witness prayers, ask questions, read the Qur’an, take part in hijab and henna demonstrations and eat traditional food in an effort to debunk myths about Islam.
For the Finsbury Park mosque and nearby Muslim Welfare Centre, it was the first set-piece open day since a terror attack last June, in which Darren Osborne drove his van into a group of people leaving prayers, killing one person and injuring 12 others. Osborne was jailed for a minimum of 43 years earlier this month for the attack, which the judge said was motivated by an “ideology of hate towards Muslims”.
Mohammed Mahmoud, the imam of the Muslim Welfare Centre who was hailed as a hero after the attack for urging people in the crowd not to harm Osborne and delivering him to the police, said the attack “realised people’s fears and left the community in shock”.
Mahmoud, who gave evidence at Osborne’s trial, said “any person would have done what I did. The effect [of the attack] on me is irrelevant compared to the victims and the bereaved.”
He added: “The rise of extremist rightwing groups is a very serious threat not just to Muslims but to all minorities, and in fact to all Britons, and to the interwoven fabric that holds this country together. The way to combat this is to have open and frank dialogue; barring and banning can only breed further hate and division.”…