‘I’ve Got…Islamophobia!’

P. David Hornik is a freelance writer and translator living in Beersheva and author of the book Choosing Life in Israel. 


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But he said, in the kindest, most patient voice possible, “Islamophobia is a multifactorial phenomenon. We will have to talk about what stresses in your life, or possible unresolved issues from your earlier life, could be making you think that people are shooting rockets at you in the middle of the night. Meanwhile…”

I peered. He was typing diligently into his terminal.

“…I will want you to take these, twice a day. Once in the morning, once in the evening. Before meals.”

It printed out, and he handed me the page with an almost paternal smile.

I took it and—as if, in my emotional state, I had the slightest ability to make out what it said—gazed at it.

“And if, for the time being, the delusions keep returning,” I heard him say, “I want you to feel free to call me. At any time. Even in the middle of the night.”

Now I looked up at him, genuinely impressed.

“Thank you.”

“Well,” he smiled dismissively, “I might be awake at those hours, too.”

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  • waterwillows

    Neat !! That is very funny. LOL

  • The Infidel

    Rather satirical, but it is so true that it is sad. they keep bombing us, but to say so is islamaphobic, does anyone else notice the complete loonacy of this or is it just me?

  • pierre

    brilliant..should be printed on the front page of every western countries newspapers for a week, until the Dhimmis that want the worlds population to hold hands and whisper sweet nothings in each others ears pull their collective heads from their arses.

  • jacob

    So, our opposition to the GROUND ZERO mosque building and the SHAARIA
    as law of the land constitutes ISLAMOPHOBIA ???

    Pray tell me how many churches or synagogues are there being built in Islamic
    countries and when this happens, we won't oppose it…

    But I believe that while decisions of this kind depend on people like the New York
    mayor and his commission who see nothing wrong with it, immersed as they are
    in the accursed "political correctness" plus the present administration, it is time
    already for WE THE PEOPLE to take care of matters as otherwise, we may wake
    up one of these mornings with a GROUND ZERO MOSQUE

    • waterwillows

      They are not 'immersed' in political correctness, they 'use' it, the way one would use a gun.

  • jacob

    Has anybody wondered why does Israel limit itself to what is called "Selective
    Assassinations" of terrorists firing or on the way to fire rockets/mortars on it,
    which elicts UN and EU condemnations for use of "Disproportionate Means"
    instead of firing the same weaponry on GAZA ???

    Granted: so far, none of these rockets produced a horrible result, thanks to the
    low population density of the affected areas but rockets have reached Beersheba
    and Ashkelon which are not precisely mining towns.
    Because, if rockets/mortars of the same kind were fired on GAZA, given its
    population density would wreak havoc, shouldn't this possibility been considered
    by those ordering the bombardments on Israel ????
    Os is their impunity granted ???

    • stern

      I have long wished for a simple, automated system that lights up every time a rocket is fired from Gaza, and fires one back into Gaza at random. The Gazans would then be in total control of their own destruction. No rockets into Israel, no rockets into Gaza. Simple.

      • effemall

        Stern, stop plagiarizing my dreams!

    • G Carson

      Personally I'm more in favour of WW2 style carpet-bombing. It tends to stop any BS dead in its tracks. It worked in Germany. Maybe then Gazans will stop supporting Hamas.

      • stern

        sure, but then the rest of the world will scream blue bloody murder. With an automated system, the results are completely in the hands of the Gazan rocketeers. Of course, the world will still scream blue bloody murder, but Israel can merely shrug its collective shoulders and say "We didn't off the rockets".

        • stern

          Sorry, should have "We didn't set off the rockets" – because that would be true.

        • effemall

          actually in my dream the response-rockets had smell sensors so they could follow the trail made by the incoming rockets to deliver their load to exactly where the originating spot of aggressor rockets.

  • Sound Doc

    We are commanded to be tolerant of these monsters. Muhammad boasted, ''I have been made victorious with terror'' Why do we sit shivering under their threats? If America would wake up before it happens and take a stand, it may deter the inevitable. We were made great in America one time by standing up for what is RIGHT and not tolerating such devils- ''Creeping Sharia'', the creeping death of America.

    • nina

      The trouble is tha there are Americans who don't want to wake up, because they don't know that they are sleep walking. It is unbelievable how many were brain washed by talk shows, sit coms, movies etc., and nobody seemed to notice. And now we are reaping the bitter harvest. The way to fight them is with words.

  • kafir4life

    If a muslim is shooting rockets (or anything else) at you, rest assured they are just practicing their false religion as their pedophilic fake prophet commanded them to do. It's nothing more than muslims behaving……as muslims. You don't try to get a snake to not be a snake. You can't make a pile of dog feces be anything other than a pile of dog feces. It's like that with muslims, but they don't smell as good, but the flies seem to like both.

    • Manyanim

      Well Kafir damit, people like you have no respect for dog feces, for one moment did you stop to think, how would you like to be compared to a muslim……………..

    • Mert

      West have been doing a lot worse. Dont joke yourself!
      Only in Iraq 3 million have died! How many 9/11 does this make? I dont even talk about rapes and stuff.

      I am seriously sad for you. I cry for you and I will pray for you.

  • aspacia

    Most concerned about Islamic terrorism, suffer from pragmatic realism, not irrational fear.

    Good satire Hornik.

  • waltjr

    Ahhh finally I am able to make that appointment to a "shrink" I have been putting off for years. With this post and the good folks who published the report at "Think Progress" I can now put a name to my fear of a Homicide Bomber or having my head cut off simply because I refuse to believe in Islam as a religion only, "Islamophobia"!!!…Who would have thunk it…..

    • Mert

      People who does those terrorist activies are not Muslim. I am sad cause its so easy to understand if you just read Qur'an once. You will see yourself that Muslim is a person and Islam is a way that Muslim names their life.

      Can you believe a terrorist someone who kills innocent people have their life according to Qur'an.

      Read it once and decide yourself. Dont read it from web , buy it as a book. If you do let me know at the end if everybody on earth would be muslim , how would be our life? bad or good?

  • voted against carter

    ' TAQIYYA '
    Do your own research about it if you don't know what this means.

    Islam IS EVIL. PERIOD.

    Islam strives for world domination.

    The Quran commands Muslims to exercise jihad.

    The Quran commands Muslims to establish shariah law.

    The Quran commands Muslims to impose Islam on the entire world.

    Islam is NOT a religion, it IS a totalitarian ideology.

    Islam wants to dominate all aspects of life, from the cradle to the grave.

    Shariah law is a law that controls every detail of life in a Islamic society.

    From civic- and family law to criminal law.

    It determines how one should eat, dress and even use the toilet.

    Oppression of women is good, drinking alcohol is bad.

    The core of the Quran is the call to jihad.

    Jihad means a lot of things and is Arabic for battle.

    Islam means submission, there cannot be any mistake about its goal.

    Islam and freedom, Islam and democracy are not compatible.

    They are opposite values.

    Mohamed's "wife" was six years old.

    That makes Mohamed a PEDOPHILE!!!

    And you want to base a "Religion" on this a z z -holes rantings?

    Are you INSANE?

    I STAND with Israel

    • kert

      Hello kiddo,

      I would easily falsify all your spittings, even i should help you find the good way I wont.

      I am actually feeling bad for you and I actually cry for you. You've called Resulallah (S.A.V) Hazreti Muhammed a Pedophile. Thats too much for you to carry after life.

      You just called more than a billion people insane and this makes you logical?

      While we hear wrong stuff about yesterd in todays global media how did you believe what you heard on media about hunders of years ago?

      You are driven to be paranoid and beliving in trash. I am seriously sad for you, I will pray for you Insaallah Allah forgives you.

  • Stephen_Brady

    I'm beginning to understand my fears and delusions, now. All those months I spent in Vietnam, fearing the worst from an elusive enemy we called the "VC" … it was in my mind! Where can I can obtain those pills, Mr. Hornik?

    It must have been my childhood fear of clowns …

    • guest

      good analogy: in both cases an indigenous population is invaded and fights back. In both cases the invader plays stupid/innocent and pretends not to understand why they are under attack. Thanks for drawing the comparison. Now if only the Palestinians could organize and fight as effectively as the Vietnamese.

      • Stephen_Brady

        Poor analysis.

        I was in Vietnam, and contrary to what your High School social studies teacher told you, the Vietnamese people were terrified of their country falling to the North. Also, an "indigenous population" does not fight well when they are terrorized into it, as the people of South Vietnam were.

        The VC were not effective fighters. I hunted them like deer. They were afraid that their wives and daughters would be raped to death, and their children would be tortured, if they didn't "join the revolution".

        By way of comparison, Israeli Arabs are treated well, and consider themselves to be part of the nation. They are represented in the Knesset. Their Arab "brothers", in the surrounding countries, would have to take up the VC's terror tactics to get them to fight against their own country … a country called Israel.

        • guest

          hey, you tell yourself whatever you need to so you can sleep at night.

          • Stephen_Brady

            I sleep very well, thank you, having served my country as a volunteer.

          • guest

            i doubt it. Either the bottle or some other form of repressing the guilt for your crimes haunts your pathetic life. But we don't expect you to admit that here.

          • Walt

            Mr. Brady, myself and hundreds of thousands of others like us are quite secure in the knowledge that we served our country in time of war, and that we did so honorably. Your obvious lack of knowledge re Vietnam is blatant and sophomoric to say the least, and totally lacking in fact.

            Education is a terrible thing to waste!

          • Stephen_Brady

            I do not drink, nor have I ever smoked.

            My "pathetic life"? I stongly suspect you would kiill … undoubtedly using the power of government … to get my life.

            As for my "crimes": My nickname in 'Nam was "Headhunter". Did I mention that I was a sniper? The VC were criminals, and I helped our allied government to bring them to justice.

            You union education is showing, son …

          • guest

            it's simple: you are war criminals roaming free (assuming, of course, that you're not another troll posing as a war veteran online). US involvement in Viet Nam was both immoral and illegal. The Vietnamese fought the Chinese, the French and, lastly, the American invaders, just like any society would do if invaded. The US was the deadliest and most brutal. We know what you did.

          • Stephen_Brady

            If you didn't put your ass in the grass with the rest of us, you have no right to question the morality or the legality of what we did.

            And who's the "we" in your last sentence? The Weather Unerground local?

            We're going to defeat you, next year. We're going to turn the "Driver" out of the White House, take over the Senate, and increase our lead in the House. Then, we're going to destroy everything Odamna did.

            You may not enjoy it, but we certainly will …

          • guest

            So only the perpetrators of violence can judge those acts of violence legally and morally!? Yea, that's a good principle, can't see how that could go wrong. Idiot.

            You're not going to do any of those things, but even if you did you wouldn't be doing them to me. Obama is more of a Republican than Nixon was. Again, you're an idiot.

      • ziontruth

        "Now if only the Palestinians could organize and fight as effectively as the Vietnamese."

        If the true Palestinians, meaning the Jews*, were to fight like that, you'd be the first to call them to be hauled before the International Kangaroo Court in the Hague.

        *As opposed to the Arab settler-colonist land-thieves falsely claiming that name to dupe the world.

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    Your got Islamaphobia? Did you pay three bucks for it?

    • Stephen_Brady

      No. I'm able to think for myself …

  • tanstaafl

    Islamophobia – how come only infidels catch it?

    • mert

      I laughed!

  • Moishe Pupick

    Tu., 08/30/11 common era

    My dictionary provides 2 definitions for the word "phobia." One of them is an IRRATIONAL fear. The Moslem Brotherhood is exploiting American religious freedom
    to get sharia law enacted into American law. Given some of the provisions of that system of "justice," there is absolutely nothing irrational about fearing it and vigorously opposing it. Sadly, the MB has many American useful idiots, some of them Jewish, who lack critical thinking skills (thanks to government schools) and who will try to facilitate the insinuation of this very evil body of law into American jurisprudence.

    • Stephen_Brady

      I'll expand on that a little, if you don't mind.

      The word "phobos" is a Greek word. Attic Greek … or classical Greek, as it's sometimes called … was a very subtle language, and there were many shades of meaning to each word and phrase.

      It's very true that "phobos" could mean "irrational fear". However, it could also mean a distaste or disgust with someone or something. To say that one was "phobic" about contact with a skunk, for example, does not NECESSARILY mean that one is afraid of the skunk. It probably means that the person in question doesn't like the smell of the skunk, and doesn't want to be sprayed by it.

      I agree wholeheartedly with you about the sheer number of useful idiots in America, It never fails to amaze …

  • FlyanSosser

    I call it SURVIVAL. Muslims are evil in its purest form. Consequently, they are a threat to our very SURVIVAL. And everybody but everybody knows this. The muslims' Islamophobia Scam has only been indulged by the "Government-Media Complex" (as part of their wide assortment of never-ending evil ulterior motives). But, in reality, no one ever bought into the Islamophobia Scam. Everybody knows their very SURVIVAL is at stake. Which means, anyone who says anything good about the muslims is lying through their teeth–even those people who work for the "Government-Media Complex".

    • guest

      hey, do they give you interest access in your Norwegian jail cell Anders?

      • guest

        "internet" that is.

  • Asher

    If people remain complacent and don't protest against these mosques, they will outnumber churches in the U.S. and there will be praying and chanting everywhere..I am sick of these invaders!!!!!!

  • BS77

    Read Melanie Phillips, Brigitte Gabriel, Hirsi Ali….get educated!!!

  • tanstaafl

    Read the Qur'an. Most Muslims haven't.

  • http://madisdead.blogspot.com/ Mladen Andrijasevic

    Islamophobia? That’s nothing. How about MADofobia? The Mutually Assured Destruction doctrine is Dead http://madisdead.blogspot.com/

  • Sashland

    Under its own terms, fear of isalm would be a complement. Doesn't the green book itself call to strike terror in the hearts of others? Mission Accomplished!!!

    Factual description of followers of islam = terrorists. [except for the non-observant]

    'You have nothing to fear except no-fear itself.'

  • Brujo Blanco

    I ponder what would the reaction of the international community be if all Israel’s neighbors fired thousands of missiles at the same time at Israel. Inmean a real massive number of rockets. Who would they blame? They might use one of th Hitlerian justifications. “It was the Jews. If they were not the way that they are it would not have happened to them.” No doubt the victim would be blamed.