Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future

The movement seeking to turn “Islamophobia” into a thought crime and to silence all critics of radical Islam is gaining momentum. Just recently, Think Progress — an organization created by billionaire George Soros, puppet master of the left wing of the Democratic Party, and John Podesta, former chief of staff in the Clinton White House, put out a report written by Faiz Shakir and others called Fear Inc: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America. Because of his speeches to students warning against the pro-jihadis spreading their message of hate in our universities — in particular the Muslim Students Association — David Horowitz was one of the targets of this smear.  Another was Robert Spencer, author of several courageous books about radical Islam and director of the early warning website Ironically, Horowitz and Spencer are the authors of a new pamphlet, Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future, which unmasks the sinister agenda behind the anti-Islamophobia movement, which Frontpage takes pride in publishing today.

Horowitz and Spencer show why “Islamophobia” is the new, favorite attack term of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Hamas-spinoff CAIR and assorted Marxist groups, to silence critics of Islamic terror, misogyny, and religious bigotry. The Brotherhood and its front groups allege that it is the pathological hatred of Muslims — despite the fact that Horowitz, Spencer and the other targets of this smear have said in so many words and on many, many occasions that individual Muslims are not their targets. “Islamophobia” is clearly an effort to silence any criticism of Islam — for instance, of the oppression and mutilation of women and murder of homosexuals advocated by its most radical elements, or of the calls by imams to kill Jews and infidels — by making the critic guilty of a bigotry that should itself be feared.

“Islamophobia” is a term originally coined by the Muslim Brotherhood as part of a campaign to advance its totalitarian cause by stigmatizing and silencing those who oppose them. The celebrated novelist Salman Rushdie (himself subjected to a death sentence for, in effect, being an “Islamophobe”) and his fellow writers have it exactly right in their manifesto “Together Facing the New Totalitarianism,” when they say, “We refuse to renounce our critical spirit out of fear of being accused of ‘Islamophobia’, a wretched concept that confuses criticism of Islam as a religion with stigmatization of those who believe in it.” Or as the satirist Andrew Klavan has defined it — “Islamophobia: the irrational fear of having your head chopped off.” There is indeed a threat from Muslim fanatics who are not few in number, and it is in the interest of those fanatics to label those who oppose them hostile to all Muslims and thus to deflect attention from their malign intentions. Several of the authors of the Think Progress attack on Spencer and Horowitz and their colleagues are supporters and apologists for Hamas, Hizbollah and other Muslim terrorist organizations.

In their new pamphlet, Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future, Horowitz and Spencer have created what amounts to a biography of this malign concept. Their work shows how the term “Islamophobia” originated with the Muslim Brotherhood, is connected to violent protests over cartoons about Mohammed, the growing number of blasphemy laws in Europe, resolutions against this “form of racism” in the UN, and prosecutions of notable opponents of Islamic terror such as Oriana Fallaci and Geert Wilders. They show, too, how what began as a political strategy by the Muslim Brotherhood has now spread to American higher education and has, like political correctness and other such mad experiments cultured in the campus laboratory, the potential to break out into the larger political culture.

“Islamophobia” is a hoax comparable to The Protocols of The Elders of Zion.  As Horowitz and Spencer show in this important work, it is an effort to protect Islamic terror by silencing its critics through a direct assault on the Bill of Rights.

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  • mrbean

    ABC’s Christiane Amanpour used Sunday’s This Week to again shame Americans for their presumed irrational intolerance and Islamophobia as she railed against the ignorance of too many Americans, provided a friendly forum to Iman Faisal Abdul Rauf, whom she prompted to ridicule Sarah Palin, and then brought aboard a group of three “leading thinkers on faith” to “discuss religious tolerance and Islamophobia in America.” That brings Amanpour’s show tally to six guests in favor of the Ground Zero mosque versus zero opposed (four today, two on the August 22 program). Unmentioned by Amanpour or her guests: A report presented Friday by former 9/11 Commission Co-Chairs Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton about, according to Reuters, a needed “wake-up call about the radicalization of Muslims in the United States.” The report warned: “The U.S. is arguably now little different from Europe in terms of having a domestic terrorist problem involving immigrant and indigenous Muslims as well as converts to Islam

  • Ron Figuly

    Can you send me a copy of 9/10 ten years later. If so, can I pay by credit card. Thanks
    Ron Figuly

  • Steve

    Very interesting and hard to argue against….but I think it's more relevant for Europe than America.

  • johnnywoods

    I suppose I am "Islamophobic" since all I know about Islam I learned on 9-11.

  • jacob

    And to think that I believed for a while that Islamist CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
    was gone for good and now she shamelessly reappears with such "impartial"
    panel, really makes me puke…

    I would have liked to ask her and said panel where was my ISLAMOPHOBIC
    IRRATIONATILY not ot fear having my head chopped off because I do not accept

  • guest


    Yes, you are. A statement like that is pretty much naked bigotry. How would you feel about the statement "All I know about Israel I learned at Deir Yassin"?

    • MixMChess

      The difference is Deir Yassin is a HOAX, whereas 9-11 was an unprecedented act of murder by Islamic radicals.

      If you want naked bigotry just look in the mirror pal.

  • Jim

    So who speaks in the in the name of Islam?

    Is it the pro terrorists faction of Muslims who have launched this "shut up" campaign?

    If a Muslim joins in with the" Jihadophiliacs" in attacking those who
    warn against the Criminal Terrorist Wing of Islam then said person is himself an accessory of criminal terrorism.

    Indeed if the Muslim acknowledges that he believes the Pro Terrorists Faction of Islam is speaking in the name of Islam- then he has himself called Islam, in total, a Terrorist Religion. Thus such acknowledgement means he is in agreement with those he labeled as Islamophobes. which makes him an Islamophobe.

    As one who speaks out against the KKK does not make him a Christophobe ;
    one who speaks out against the Terrorist Factions of Islam is likewise not an Islamophobe.

    When the Prophet Muhammad waged war it was against armies. He did not murder innocent women and children in the name of Islam.( I think)

    Criticizing those who wage war against the unarmed and helpless in the name of Islam, including those who advocate such crimes, then by claiming these righteous critics of murder are against Islam ,in general, know, they are speaking in lies.

    The so labeled Islamophobes have been mislabeled by insincere intent and is a defamation against those who warn against murderers who claim to be acting in the name of God and Islam.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Considering all of the loss of life Islam has caused America and seeing that the
    media tries to separate Muslims into two groups, first the bad terrorists and
    secondly a sedate and harmless mass of bodies just trying to get along. The
    observable fact is as seen at before. The jihadist Muslims
    want us dead and the rest of the Muslims want them to kill us. The Muslims are
    docile until told to be violent, the violent ones are one in the same with all of
    Islam and that does not cause me Islamophobia, just great anger and a desire
    to end their threat to the World. You can not trust anything Muslims say and all
    that they do is against all others as they are intrinsically evil……………William

  • olustee

    I think the left has gone too far with this one, since it is really too easy to nail these people with the charge of treason in supporting a political group (masquerading as "religion" or not, who cares?) that has demonstrably attempted to attack America–and in 9/ll succeeded–and is presently engaged in using American citizens as soldiers in this attack. Truly, the "prejudice" card is the last card the left has to play, and it is–to switch metaphors–a bomb that will go off in their own hands. The left is crazy to portray itself to itself as "liberal" in its tolerances–unless of course that tolerance is asked to extend to the continued survival of the U.S. These people are enemies of the U.S., and the present song-and-dance is only the latest "show" they are consistently evolving in order to bring about the destruction of this country.

    What is necessary is that American patriots go on the offensive and continue to portray the left as what it is: treasonous and trecherous in pursuit of its treason. Enough debate: let the counter-accusations fly!

  • Fred Dawes

    When the cops come for me, may god help me take one with me, I can only hope its a muslims

  • palidin911

    George Soros is a nasty piece of work. He now wants to do for all world the what he did for European Jews during WWII. Soros must be who Louis Farrakhan had in mind when he said "big Jews got rich while little Jews burned".

    The government terrorist warning of "if you see something, say something" may be changed to omit people of Arabic appearance for fear of lawsuits brought by CAIR, and Think Progress.