“Islamophobia – Includes racism, stereotypes, prejudice, fear or acts of hostility directed towards individual Muslims or followers of Islam in general. In addition to individual acts of intolerance and racial proﬁling, Islamophobia can lead to viewing and treating Muslims as a greater security threat on an institutional, systemic and societal level.”
Criticizing Islam and Muslims is racist. That Muslims and Islam are not races has nothing to do with the definition. Making up the meaning of words is PC today.
See how the Canadian government defines “race.”
Race is a “social construct.” This means that society forms ideas of race based on geographic, historical, political, economic, social and cultural factors, as well as physical traits, even though none of these can legitimately be used to classify groups of people.
The definition makes saying anything negative about Islam or Muslims verboten. And I have no doubt could lead to being blocked on social media platforms.
Now, if there are anti-Jewish comments made by Muslims is one permitted to say something? Or would that be Islamophobic? After all, one would be criticizing a Muslim.
Interesting, as an EU survey on antisemitism said hardline Islamists were involved in the Jew hating abuse.
In 2018, a study by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research and the Community Security Trust revealed that anti-Jewish and anti-Israel attitudes were two to four times higher among Muslims than the population in general.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Somali-born and 49, grew up being told that Jews were evil and reflexively hated them, even though she had never met one. In her teens, she joined the Muslim Brotherhood, in which she was indoctrinated to believe that Jews were a sub-human enemy and that their state occupies Muslim lands and must be destroyed.
Today, she lives in the United States, is married to British historian Niall Ferguson and is a fellow of the Washington, D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute.
Ali described “Islamist-driven anti-Semitism as the reigning anti-Semitism of the day,” and said that it’s distinct from the “classic” European variety, or today’s white supremacy movement.
“Little attention is paid (to it) and that is a pity because it is the most zealous, most potent Jew hatred. It both condemns Jews wholesale and seeks to destroy the State of Israel.”
There appears to be a correlation between the infiltration of Islamophobia in the culture and the rise in Jew hatred. Why are comments made against the Jews, today, coming from Muslim sources, not condemned? If one switched “Jew” for “Muslim” and “Muslim” for “Jew,” you would be accused of Islamophobia.
Where are the journalists, the professors the politicians? Where is their collective outrage at comments like these?
This speech is allowed in Canada
“So to sum up, Zionism brought you the Nazis, the Holocaust and the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, and now the ethnic cleansing of the whole Arabic world from Syria to Libya and everything in between.”
Shaban Sherifmady is an Egyptian-born Canadian Imam and scholar affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood who is based in Edmonton, Alberta. On November 15, 2018 Shaban Sherifmady shared Alaa Seddiq’s Facebook post that reads (originally in Arabic):
Did you know why [Abdel Fattah] el-Sisi the President of Egypt] and the world’s countries are fighting the Muslim Brotherhood on behalf of Israel ??? Because the mission of the Muslim Brotherhood to expel the Jews and to restore Al-Aqsa Mosque did not end. They want to end the mission of the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine and to protect the Jews … Hamas is the legitimate son of the Muslim Brotherhood. Do you understand that or not yet?!!!!!
This took place at a gathering in Toronto’s Dundas Square.
One of the participants, a masked young man, held a sign that reads:
“Shame on children of Holocaust survivors supporting white ethno state.”
He also held a sign that reads:
“Shame on Jews who support white ethno state” (see here)
Imagine if there were a sign “Shame on Muslims who support the brown ethno state of Saudi Arabia/ Iraq/ Yemen etc.?
A speaker at Al-Quds Day rally held in Toronto on June 9, 2018 said,
“We oppose all forms of bigotry and racism including Islamophobia and antisemitism and anti Palestinian hate speech. We oppose Zionism, but not Judaism. We reject the claim that Zionism and Judaism are one and the same. We believe that the goals of Zionism are discriminatory and are profoundly inconsistent with the values of Judaism.”
(What was that about Islamophobia: Includes racism, stereotypes, prejudice, fear or acts of hostility directed towards individual…hmmmm)
Mississauga-based Meshwar newspaper published (Issue 182, May 12, 2017, p. 15) an article entitled “On the Occasion of Remembrance Day of the Palestinian Holocaust.”
O my enemy, what is the difference between the Jewishness of the state and the Aryan race during Hitler’s Nazism?
O my enemy, tell me what is the difference between Nazi Adolf Eichmann and Ariel Sharon?!
Canadian Defenders For Human Rights (CD4HR) is a pro Palestinian Canadian registered non for profit organization (NO.1067715-9). Its Co-Managers are Aliya Hasan and Firas Al Najim.
On June 27, 2019 CD4HR posted:
We at Canadian Defenders for Human Rights consistently CONDEMN the occupation of Palestine and all types of Zionists from different faiths and backgrounds. We are against the Zionist political movement that has hijacked the beautiful religion of Judaism and affiliated to their evil, arrogant ideology and illegal government that is nearing its end, its collapse and dismantlement. The majority of the world are against this regime and we particularly mean the people of these nations as unfortunately most governments are being politically bullied, bribed and blackmailed by the Zionist regime and their lobbies that are set up in almost all countries except a few rare sovereign nations in the world.
What was that about Islamophobia … “viewing and treating Muslims as a greater security threat on an institutional, systemic and societal level.”
Zafar Bangash is Director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT) and on the Editorial Board of Crescent International. He is also pro-Iran activist and an organizer affiliated with Al-Quds Day.
Zionism has little or nothing to do with Judaism… Zionism is racism… Zionism will never become a bitter historical memory unless its eradication is coupled with the dismemberment of the State of Israel and the thorough dezionisation of its Jewish inhabitants.
However even this is not enough, as the tentacles of Zionism extend far beyond the borderless pariah State of Israel into the Arabian and imperialist capitals of the world. It is not enough to say that imperialist America and colonialist Europe prop up the Zionist cancer in the Muslim world…
Thus the will to make Israel disappear into the pages of history must also be the will to look for an Islamic post-national alternative to the nation-state fiasco that currently grips the whole world…
This is the only way to eradicate Zionism — as ideology and as social construct. All partial solutions will land us in the same spot we are in today. Until this racist ideology [Zionism] is uprooted and eliminated utterly and irrevocably, there will be no peace in Palestine or anywhere else in the world.
So Muslims and Islamic leaders are free to attack Israel, Jews, Zionists, Judaism with impunity. If we took the definition of Islamophobia and rearranged some of the words to define antisemitism, would these people have been given carte blanche to share their views?
“Antisemitism– Includes racism, stereotypes, prejudice, fear or acts of hostility directed towards individual Jews or followers of Judaism in general. In addition to individual acts of intolerance and racial proﬁling, antisemitism can lead to viewing and treating Jews/Zionists as a greater security threat on an institutional, systemic and societal level.”
Islamophobia is doing its job; preventing the facts about Jew hatred from Islam and individual Muslims from being shared; promoting Jew hatred by silencing criticism of Islam.
From the Ethics of the Fathers: “Rabbi Tarfon used to say, it is not incumbent upon you to complete the task, but you are not exempt from undertaking it.”