‘ISLAMOPHOBIA’ AIN’T PHOBIA! (Not if the Danger is Real)

Written by Allan Erickson on September 7, 2014

In a time when words have lost their meaning, a return to the dictionary serves useful purposes. Let’s look at three terms frequently misused these days. Phobia: “A phobia is an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of an object or situation that poses little real danger but provokes anxiety and avoidance.” Islamophobia: “Dislike of or prejudice against Islam or Muslims, especially as a political force.” Jihad: “A holy war against unbelievers waged to achieve Islamic domination of the world.”

It is no wonder then, if you look at the world conflict map, most violence and war is perpetrated by Jihadists. For a detailed, day-to-day scorecard, this site is useful:  23,770 terrorist attacks since 9/11.

I’ve made inquiries about Islam for 35 years.  What I’ve learned does not leave me overwhelmed with unreasonable fear, disliking Muslims generally, harboring bigoted feelings and opinions against 1.6 billion human beings.   What I have learned tells me there is a great deal of evidence supporting the notion that Islam is not just a religion, and it is certainly not a worldview focused on peaceful coexistence, mutual respect, tolerance, democracy or civil liberties.  Instead, it is driven by the impulse to dominate and install Sharia Law.

Indeed, the agents of political correctness, led by the President of the United States, do everyone a great disservice by misrepresenting the real aggressors while attacking their victims.  The best recent example is the condemnation of Israel behind the atrocities committed by Hamas.   Thanks to ISIS we now have another unmistakable view of reality which is helping to sober up those drunk with the idea one can make peace with individuals who believe beheading children is a perfectly acceptable act of war.

Conservative estimates based on polling tell us about 10% of Muslims support Jihad and terrorism and the quest for world domination.  This means we have about 160,000,000 people in the world who support Jihad and applaud Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, and even ISIS.  Even if you cut that estimate in half, you are looking at 80,000,000 people with the will and the capability to do great damage, especially in view of oil revenue supportive of huge groups with access to sophisticated weapons. So when the President says ISIS and related groups do not represent Islam, one has cause to doubt, especially when his administration makes room for extremism, calling the Ft. Hood shooting an act of workplace violence, giving security clearances to members of the Muslim Brotherhood, blaming the U.S. military for the rise in extremism, and funding terrorism through various channels.

For 1400 years the theology emanating from Muslim clerics has preached Islamic domination with an emphasis on violent conquest.  All one need do is read the Koran, the American Founders, the writings of Winston Churchill and many former Muslims to get the point.  The message has always been “convert or die.”  ISIS is only the latest installment in a long line of Jihadist players.  For proof, take time to watch the best documentary ever produced on the subject–Islam: What the West Needs to Know; excerpt:

The Islamic sources, the Islamic texts, starting with The Koran, but not limited to The Koran, including the       Hadith, Islamic tradition, Islamic theology, Islamic law, the traditions of the interpretation of The Koran, throughout history, and Islamic history itself, all bear witness to the fact that Islam has a developed doctrine, theology and law that mandates violence against unbelievers.

Robert Spencer, author, Islam Unveiled

For those interested in detailed accounts of what women experience, these women can inform you.

Interested in the history of conquest?   This is an authoritative source: Why We Are Afraid,  A 1400 Year Secret, by Dr Bill Warner.

We have heard from Anjem Choudary for many years, most recently on Hannity and elsewhere. He is the leader of Islam4UK, an outfit banned in Britain for being a terrorist organization.  Choudary, like tens of thousands of clerics, is not bashful about the true nature of Islam.

“You can’t say that Islam is a religion of peace. Because Islam does not mean peace. Islam means submission. So the Muslim is one  who submits. There is a place for violence in Islam. There is a place for jihad in Islam.” CBN News, March 2010

Islamophobia?  No, rather a sober assessment of Jihad, and a call for Western Civilization to wake up and fight back effectively, that is, if our values and our communities are worth saving.  After all, do we have a right to self-defense, or are we obligated to “submit”?

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Allan Erickson
Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter, and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012.