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 jihadwatch.org. 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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