Quote Of The Day: Islamophobia Edition
-- Amir Taheri, NY Post
Among the reasons why Islamists might want to self- and other-destruct in London and Glasgow, why they designed bombs of gasoline and nails and propane that would have killed hundreds if not thousands are these: Salman Rushdie was knighted, civilians have been killed in Afghanistan during fighting against the Taliban, and of course, Britain helped remove a despicable despot in Iraq and is now trying to reestablish order.
By all means, kill us then.
Then there's London mayor Ken the Red Livingston's reasoning: They are killing us because we're Islamophobic. And here I thought we were Islamophobic because they were killing us. It goes to show how wayward Conservative thought can be, and why we need aging Pinkos around us, their brains half-rotted with liberal leprosy, to correct our thinking.
(That thinking may be why AP named the accompanying photo "BRITISH AIRPORT CRASH." Crash? As in Grandma fell asleep at the wheel and crashed her flaming Jeep into an airport again?)
Just because I don't know any better, and with apologies in advance to Red Ken, here are some Islamic phobias to balance out our Islamophobia:
Anything Western phobiaAnd the list goes on, and the "moderate" Muslims who don't suffer from these phobias or are brave enough to stand up and say "enough!" to their psycho religion are nowhere to be seen either -- and it's not surprising, because they know Islam also suffers from moderate Muslim phobia, and the reaction to it is very, very violent.
Cartoons of Mohammed phobia
Bibles in Muslim countries phobia
Any religion but Islam phobia
Someone touched my Koran phobia
Non-Muslims anywhere in the Gulf phobia
Take in the Palestinians phobia
Daughter has a boyfriend phobia
Daughter has a clitoris phobia
Alcohol in the cab phobia
Pork in the grocery store phobia
Young women dressed up phobia
A democracy in the Middle East phobia, also known as Dirty Jew Pig phobia
Is it a rational strategy to wait hopefully for the moderate Muslims to come forward? Or is it better to simply declare ourselves healthy, them sick, and get on with our well justified watchfulness and suspicion about things Islamic?
Call that Islamophobia if you must, but if you do, you call it wrong. We fear them because they're killing us, not the other way around.
Update: A group of British Muslims comes out strongly against terrorism, saying "condemnation is not enough." (h/t Jim)
Hat-tip: Real Clear Politics