For long, the powers that be have insisted that Islamophobia—defined as “unfounded fear of and hostility towards Islam”—is the root of all problems between Muslims and non-Muslims in the West. Speaking last May, Joe Biden lamented that “so many Muslims [are] being targeted with violence. No one, no one should [be] discriminated against or be oppressed for their religious beliefs…. Muslims make our nation stronger every single day, even as they still face real challenges and threats in our society, including targeted violence and Islamophobia that exists.”
The accusation is that, based on a number of negative stereotypes concerning Muslims—for example, that they are violent, hostile, and uncivilized—Americans have come to dislike and fear Muslims; and this, in turn, makes Muslims resentful and eventually lash out.
A recent poll, however, has completely overturned this position (not, of course, that the powers that be will acknowledge it). As it happens, Muslims—they who know Islam more than anyone else—are more Islamophobic than non-Muslims in America; they are more, not less, prone to believing that fellow Muslims are violent, hostile, and uncivilized.
The poll was conducted by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), a Muslim think tank headquartered in Dearborn. Its findings were so inescapable that ISPU—whose entire existence revolves around presenting Muslims as victims of Islamophobia in America—had to conclude that, “over time, Islamophobia has declined among other groups but has increased among Muslims.”
Consider the following excerpts from the report (while taking certain words and phrases employed by the Muslim think tank—such as “tropes” and “false notions”—with a grain of salt):
Muslims, themselves, are by far the most Islamophobic group when it comes to the false notion that Muslims are more prone to violence than others. One-quarter of American Muslims (24%) somewhat or strongly agree with this trope, which is at least about two times more likely than other groups. In comparison, 9% of Jews, 8% of Catholics, 11% of Protestants, 12% of white Evangelicals, 13% of the nonaffiliated, and 9% of the general public agree with the idea that Muslims are more prone to violence than others…. Roughly one-quarter of Arab Muslims (23%) agree that Muslims are more prone to violence than others….
American Muslims (19%) are more likely to agree with this idea [that “most Muslims living in the US are hostile to the US”] than are Jews (4%), Protestants (10%), the nonaffiliated (7%), and the general public (8%).…
[Then there is] the erroneous idea that most Muslims living in the United States are less civilized than other groups. Again, we find that Muslims exhibit higher levels of endorsement of this trope with American Muslims nearly three times more likely than white Evangelicals to do so. Nearly one in five Muslims (19%) agree with this trope, compared with 5% of Jews, 6% of Catholics, 5% of Protestants, 7% of white Evangelicals, 5% of the nonaffiliated, and 5% of the general public. The 19% of Muslims who agree with this idea includes 11% who ‘strongly agree’ compared with 1-2% of all other groups surveyed.
These findings are eye opening to say the least. Remember, the entire premise of Islamophobia is that, in their ignorance of “true Islam,” xenophobic Americans are prone to stereotyping Muslims as violent, hostile, and uncivilized. Yet, behold the truth: no one segment of the American population sees Muslims as violent, hostile, and uncivilized as much as those who are best acquainted with everything to do with being Muslim—that is, Muslims themselves.
Perhaps it is fitting to close by returning to Biden, and his claims that Muslims are perpetual victims of Islamophobia and violence: When, on August 5, 2022, a fourth Muslim man was killed in Albuquerque, Biden rushed to exploit these murders in furtherance of his narrative, tweeting: “These hateful attacks have no place in America,” thus implying American “Islamophobia” was the driver of these murders.
Then reality hit: the murderer was himself a Muslim—and thus one more reminder why Muslims are so Islamophobic, rightly fearing fellow Muslims.
We are always being admonished to listen to Muslims. When it comes to evaluating which aspects of Islam are “tropes” and which are not, perhaps we should start.
Kosh's Shadow says
A survey would probably find that Blacks, especially inner-city Blacks, are against Black Lives Matter, as they have to live with the thugs BLM supports. Or die with the thugs.
Steve Chavez says
HERE IN ALBUQUERQUE, three Muslim men were killed and sure enough, when the last one happened, THE COMMUNIST LEFT DEMOCRATS just had to start the HATE CRIME NARRATIVE with a news conference, actually a Democrat Campaign event promoted by the media run by propagandists!
Mayor Tim Keller, whose wife Elizabeth studied in CUBA AND NICARAGUA and followed Che’s motorcycle journey, now working at Sandia Labs! (How did she pass the background check? Now she’s promoting CRT?) GOVERNOR Michelle Lujan Grisham, running for re-election. Raul Torres, DA running for AG. Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury, running for re-election. AND AHMAD ASSAD, President of the Islamic Center of NM. (He organized two protests IN SUPPORT OF HAMAS, a terrorist group that the media would not cover. His college colleague at UNM was JOSEPH MASSAD, one of David Horowitz most radical professors teaching a Columbia.)
ALL PROMOTED THE HATE CRIMES AGAINST MUSLIMS…. inferring Trumpers and MAGAS and White Supremacists! It gained national attention with many in Congress, and even Biden, speaking out. ASSAD’S SISTER, SAMIA, a very radical copy of Linda Sousour, was on the national circuit too. “We’re afraid of leaving our homes.” Yes, people brought them groceries.
Steve Chavez says
PART TWO: THE CONCLUSION. FPM says my comment was too long so I had to split it.
WELL, THEN THE FBI, STATE POLICE, DOJ, AND LOCAL POLICE WERE IN HIGH GEAR. A FEW DAYS LATER, THE KILLER WAS A MUSLIM. Then the Democrats had another Campaign Event, national media included…. INSTEAD OF BEING HAPPY that the killer was found, it was more like a funeral. (Videos on Youtube.) THEY WERE SAD. The Congresswoman and ASSAD still had to promote the HATE CRIME NARRATIVE AND THEY WERE ALL SUCCESSFUL IN INCITING A FRENZY THAT NO MATTER WHO THE KILLER WAS, THE FOAMING-AT-THE-MOUTH HATRED STILL BUILT UP HATE!
Yes, it was time to eat a large falafel filled with crow.
Steve Chavez says
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, two Muslim female students were in the library, and they claimed a man from their math class came up to them and ripped of the scarf off one of them. IN THE LIBRARY… silence, students looking at their monitors and phones with phones ready on a moment’s notice to catch that next viral video. NONE. NO WITNESSES? NO NAME OF STUDENT? NO FEAR OF ATTENDING THAT MATH CLASS?
The student reported to the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Czar, a total political hack, a Black activist who wrote a long diatribe on her official UNM page in support of BLM. I wrote to her, “By your job description alone, it should by ALL LIVES (STUDENTS) MATTER!” ASSATA ZERAI makes $244,000 with four aides making $60-80,000. THE INCIDENT WAS FRONT PAGE NEWS and of course, protests.
Three weeks later, I called UNM PD for a police report. “NO REPORT FILED!” WHAT? Why didn’t she file a police report…. possible hate crime? Fear? Stalking? SOMETHING! WHY… BECAUSE IT WAS A LIE and if she filed a report, a real investigation would have taken place and they would have discovered SHE FILED A FALSE POLICE REPORT AND SHE’D BE IN TROUBLE! AGAIN… NO VIDEO OR WITNESSES?
While googling the incident, I noticed the SAME THING was happening around the country. THIS WAS A COORDINATED HOAX! Who was the main instigator here at UNM? SAMIA ASSED whose brother, Ahmad Assed, from the other comment I wrote, is the President of the Islamic Center of NM!
Steve Chavez says
THE BEGINNING OF THE HATE CRIME NARRATIVE: https://youtu.be/9gQiG3LU4W4
MUSLIM KILLER CAUGHT https://youtu.be/GXaYzoLoAKI
SAMIA ASSED https://youtu.be/cyRIbnrqSCM
1400 years of terror and they think signs reading “End Islamophobia” is going to erase all that history. Idiots.
From the very beginning, Islam has been about proselytizing the entire world. That’s why Muslims migrated here. If they simply wanted to live under Islamic law, they would have stayed in Syria, Iran, Egypt or Jordan. But they want more than that. What they want is to extend Islam’s realm. And they believe demography and political will are on their side. If we don’t stop all Islamic immigration and monitor all suspicious Muslims already here, they may prove themselves right.
Spurwing Plover says
We have real problem called Liberal Democrat Phobia its caused by way too many Liberal Democrats
Let me fix it for them: Muslims, themselves, are by far the most realistic group when it comes to the understanding that Muslims are more prone to violence than others.
Moray Watson says
The first rule of Fight Club is ‘don’t talk about Fight Club’,. The second rule is ‘no one understands Fight Club better than those who belong to Fight Club’.
I caren’t a fig WHAT any of these people BELIEVE.
However I DO care very deeply what they DO.
And their track record is abysmal.
WHO was it shot up Fort Hood the first time?
WHO were they shot up a Christmas Party in San Bernardino California two or three years back?
WHO is it running a long-standing operation grooming young girls for sexual slavery in the north of England?
WHO is it behind decades of genocide and terror and terrorism in Israel?
WHO was it held Spain under a reigh of terror for a few hundred years?
WHO is it wants a well respected author DEAD, so that he has been forced into hiding, on the run, cannot be seen in public?
When one group are responsible for the above activities, and others of that same sort, worldwide, I simply do NOT trust them as a group. Individuals, yes…..many there are who live uprigth lives and do not play these jihidist games for keeps.
When I am out in the woods, I bring with me a healthy fear of and respect for certain classes of wildlife with longstanding history of violent and aggressive action against humans. I also bring the appropriately sized firearm “just in case”. Now does that mean I will shoot on sight any bear, wolf, cougar? Nope. ONly those that appear to pose a credible and serious threat to my wellbeing and that of those round about me. Do I hate the wolves, bears, cougars? Nope. But I am well aware of their proclivities and govern myself accordingly.
You make the extrapolation.
Jon MC says
Surely we all know the response to this survey.
It will be that America is just SO Islamophobic that Muslims have internalised this attitude to themselves. They have, in effect, been brainwashed by Islamopobic America into believing it themselves.
So the fact that Muslims are more Islamophobic than non-Muslims is …
… Nothing To Do With Islam and …
… All the Fault of America (and the West) and so …
… Muslims Are the Real Victims Here.
And this must be so because …
… Islam Is The Religion Of Peace and so these “Islamophobic” Muslims are clearly …
For the hard of thinking …[sarc off] [Irony off]