Islamophobia is a complete and utter fallacy. Allow me to explain why…
Let us examine the word.
“Islamo” meaning “of or related to Islam”.
“Phobia” as provided by dictionary.com.
“a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it.”
Now, for a fun filled experiment, allow us to look up “Islamophobia” on dictionary.com.
“hatred or fear of Muslims or of their politics or culture”
HHHhmmmm what do we have here kids? Now that’s not how words work is it? If Islamo means “of or related to Islam” and Phobia means “a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it.” Then the definition of Islamophobia SHOULD in fact be “a persistent, irrational fear of Islam, Islamic culture and Muslims, or a compelling desire to avoid it and or them.”
Now why is the definition of “Islamophobia” so utterly different than what the definition should be?
Let’s look up the definition of “Propaganda” as provided by dictionary.com.
“1. information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.
2. the deliberate spreading of such information, rumors, etc.
3. the particular doctrines or principles propagated by an organization or movement.”
There it is kids… Propaganda. Keeping in mind that dictionary definitions are added to and altered or changed in accordance with the common usage of words, phrases and terms. This is why, if you’re old enough, you English teacher may have specifically told you words like “can’t” or “ain’t” are not real words. Today,they are because those words became very commonly used.
As another example of this phenomena: the word “literally” has been used, or misused, in a figurative way so often and so commonly that the definition of “literally” now includes “figuratively.” Two different words, which are antithetical to each other, yet the common usage of one now includes the other because of how often “literally” was used in a figurative context.
See here for proof of this, the definition of “literally” as provided by Merriam-Websters. When the alteration was made, by the way, Merriam-Websters came under so much flak for altering the definition of the word “literally” that they “literally” made a web page addressing the complaints. Provided here for the LuLz.
So, kids, not only is the current definition of “Islamophobia” purely a piece of propaganda, we can in fact confirm this from the fact that it’s current definition does not actually conform to the structure of the word in accordance with the etymology of “phobia.”
Allow us, however, to delve ever see deeper ( insert random pun here ) (Insert random pun about inserting here ).
Going forward I’m going to ignore the propagandist version of “Islamophobia” and examine an accurate definition of ‘Islamophobia” according to the etymology of it’s components “a persistent, irrational fear of Islam, Islamic culture and Muslims, activity, or a compelling desire to avoid it and or them.”
I have to ask the question… is this an IRRATIONAL fear, at all?
If one were to look at the terrorist attacks coming from Islamic fundamentalists both worldwide or even just in Europe recently I would have to conclude: there is nothing irrational about fearing people who practice Islam. The majority of Muslims are peaceful, respectful, decent human beings, yes: but they also serve as camouflage for infiltrators who cause problems.
Also, erase from your mind the concept of “Islamic Extremists”, these people are not extremists. They are fundamentalists who follow the Quran and Hadithe to the letter. They follow a political and religious doctrine which tells them they are specifically supposed to kill anyone and everyone who either does or refuses to pray in the direction of their magic rock five times a day.
Look at all the reporting: you could claim one or two articles were fake news: but not a mass of articles written by both liberal and conservative news sources. This is the reality.
Every place in Europe which quarters a sizable Muslim population: you have terrorist attacks quite nearly daily, no go zones where non-muslims can be killed just for entering, subversion of national laws by shariah courts and shariah patrols.
Contrast that with Poland. Poland has refused to take in Islamic refugees, you know what the result is? 0 terrorist attacks in Poland. 0 No go zones in Poland. 0 Shariah courts perverting national laws in Poland. 0 Shariah patrols beating people in the streets in Poland. Poland does not have a sizable Muslim population: Poland does not have the problems caused by Muslims.
The Gateway Pundit “Poland: No Muslim Immigrants Means No Terror Attacks”
You can preach and scream and screech and whimper “Islam is a Religion of Peace” from now until one cuts your head off on camera and uploads it to twitter. Those words can even be the last ones your lips speak. It will not change Reality.
The reality is:
“Every place in Europe which quarters a sizable Muslim population: you have terrorist attacks quite nearly daily, no go zones where non-muslims can be killed just for entering, subversion of national laws by shariah courts and shariah patrols.”
Poland is quite officially “Islamophobic” and as a result they have experienced absolutely no Muslim terrorist attacks: while other people are still combing through the pieces of disembodied flesh which used to be young girls who attended an Ariana Grande concert. Not all of the remains have been sorted yet, because they all have to be DNA tested to ensure all the right person’s remains go in the right graves.
So to answer that question: is it irrational to be fearful of Islam? Not, at, all. Not to any degree. Looking at the reality with an unflinching view and examining the results of European nations which took in large communities of Muslims verses Poland which took in zero. To enact a Poland policy of “no entry” is not only not IRRATIONAL, it’s the single most rational position to take.
Now we come to the final conclusion: not only is the current definition, demonstrably an example of Propaganda: but it’s also a false premise. There is nothing irrational about being fearful of Islam or large groups of Muslims.
Islamophobia is a complete and utter fallacy.