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But that is precisely the reality that “Islamophobia” – a Muslim Brotherhood coinage — is designed to suppress. Leftist Muslim writer Mona Eltahawy was recently a victim of this, after she published an article in the May/June issue of Foreign Policy criticizing a series of practices that are justified in Islamic law, including child marriage, wife-beating, and female genital mutilation. Sounding much like Rajoub terming the commemoration of victims of a jihad attack “racism,” Harvard professor Leila Ahmed confronted Eltahawy on MSNBC: “Mona, I appreciate what you do. I would love it if – I understand if you want to get your message across. It’s an important message. But if possible [you should not] give fuel, fodder to people who simply hate Arabs and Muslims in this climate of our day.”
Eltahawy answered: “That’s the whole point. It’s not me that makes Muslims look bad. It’s those atrocities that make Muslims look bad.” This candor caused her to be introduced to the treatment that Muslim Brotherhood agents have been dishing out to opponents of Islamic bigotry, misogyny and hatred for years. The way Leila Ahmed reacted to Mona Eltahawy’s article was typical. It showed that she cared more about protecting the image of Islam than about the human rights victims of Islam. It also reflects how Islamic supremacists and their willing allies in the mainstream media have employed Islamophobia charges to demonize and marginalize those who have dared to speak out against human rights abuses that are sanctioned by Islam.
If the slaughtered Olympic athletes and those who wish to remember them are not safe from this tactic, no one is. Anyone who defends the rights of the victims of Islamic supremacists will be accused of “hate,” and if the supremacists are successful, they will be punished for it. But the real haters are, clearly, those who, like Jibril Rajoub, want the world to forget the Munich massacres and prepare for new ones.
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