If you’ve ever wanted to vote for me in an election against Obama, here’s your chance. After being featured as an official one-man hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (the richest poverty group ever), this latest honor was inevitable.
Still the competition here is pretty stiff. There’s Obama, but he’s a pushover. But there’s also Dick Cheney, Stephen Harper, Daniel Pipes and Bare Naked Islam. And that’s just in the US category.
Globally, I’m up against General Sisi, Francois Hollande (for pushing Al Qaeda out of Mali), Aung San Suu Kyi, Geert Wilders and the Bahrain monarchy.
Sure, some of them are Muslims, but the Islamophobe of the Year Awards is dedicated to making the term Islamophobe even more meaningless by using it to refer to Muslims that Islamists dislike, including, “Raheem Kasaam (Student Rights), for demonising Muslims on issue of gender segregation.”
Douglas Murray, a nominee from the UK, has more to say about this wackiness.
Secondly, I have always desired the award because the term ‘Islamophobia’ itself is so fantastical and ridiculous. Winning an award with it in the title would be like waking up to discover I had been given a prize by the Queen of Wonderland.
And thirdly – perhaps indeed the main impetus – is that this award is given by the ‘Islamic Human Rights Commission’ (IHRC). This hilariously misnamed body has been a force behind many key human rights advances of recent years, such as the annual ‘Al-Quds day march’ where Hezbollah supporters and others march through the centre of London calling for the destruction of the Jewish state.
Anyhow – I hope I do win. As a Khomeinist organisation the IHRC may wish to celebrate by hanging me from a crane, as is customary in Iran. As it is, I am content with my nomination and can only keep my fingers crossed that I make their cut.
If I lose, all I can do is promise the IHRC that I will do everything in my power to do better next year.
If I don’t beat Obama this year, there’s always next year.