Saturday, May 19, 2007

A Psychological Perspective on the OIC & the Canard of Islamaphobia

I posted below on the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), who first, in a move that can only be described as Orwellian, redefined terrorism as Islamaphobia before the next day coming out with strong statement condemning terrorism. You can't make this stuff up, unfortunately. As a cure for the sickening hypocrisy of it all, I posted a critical and humorous look at Islam by British comic Pat Condell. Now Dr. Santy has waded into the morass.

Dr. Santy, psychologist to the Islamaphobic masses, has, in the wake of the OIC's ominous and fantastical actions, graced us with a psychological perspective on the canard of Islamaphobia. It is well worth the read:

. . . [B]eing afraid of "the religion of peace" after the innumerable acts of violence, terror and depravity committed in the name of Allah is not exaggerated; not inexplicable; and most certainly not illogical.

What the OIC is exhibiting is a sort of meta-Islamophobia--an Islamophobicphobia, to be precise; or, as I would define it, " an exaggerated,usually inexplicable and illogical fear of mere criticism of Islam, as well as a pathological reluctance to hold it to account for the actions and behavior of its followers.

"There is much written both in the Middle East and in the West about the proposition that Islam is "under siege" and that hatred of Islam is a rising concern. This has been repeated frequently particularly since the global war on terror (which actually is a global war on Islamic fanatiacism).

Those who decry this reality are not only reluctant to admit that the wave of terror and irrational hatred sweeping the world is specifically associated with the religion of Islam; they simultaneously blame the victims of the terror and the objects of the irrational hatred as the one's responsible for its existence. Islam is given a free pass and the shouts of "God is Great" that precede the latest atrocity apparently have nothing to do with what is written in the Koran.

It is getting harder and harder to keep a straight face as the knee-jerk denial and sanctimonious utterings of organizations like CAIR and the OIC fill the news media on a daily basis.

Islamophobia? Anyone who by now has not realized that Islam has given carte blanche to the fanatics in its midst is either completely out of touch with reality, or living on another planet (e.g., planet Hollywood, or planet Marx).

Muslims in Europe claim they are justified in rejecting Western society for a variety of reasons:
(1) oppression;
(2) poverty;
(3) the Iraq War; and/or
(4) the institutionally "racist" culture of the West, which "forces" Muslims to accept the values of the countries they choose to imigrate to.

Interestingly, Muslims seem to expect that those countries should be forced to abandon their own traditions and adopt Muslim values.So, let me say for the record that I reject being labeled as "Islamophobic" utterly.

Rather, I have a healthy, rational fear of a religion that aggressively seeks my submission or death. . . .

Islam has forced me to explicitly and loudly state that I absolutely, thoroughly and unequivocally reject Muslim values. What follows is not an exhaustive list, but let me touch on some of the highlights that form the basis of my rejection:

. . . After September 11th, I could continue to live in a state of denial and ignorance about the fact that Islam had come to represent all the values that are incompatible with human life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Or, I could face reality and recognize Islam as a serious threat to all I hold dear and value in the world.

No; a rational, healthy fear of Islam's barbaric medievalism and its desire to subjugate the entire human race under the yoke of its god is perfectly appropriate and continually justified by the fanatical behavior of millions of Muslims everywhere on the planet.

This is not Islamophobia; this is common sense.
Read the entire post here. So sayeth the doc. So let it be written. And for what it is worth, I note here my prior post arguing that Islam has to have reasoned criticism - such cannot be cut off by charges of hate speech or Islamaphobia else we doom ourselves and the Islamic religion.

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