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How Irrational Is ‘Islamophobia’?

Posted on | April 2, 2015 | 30 Comments

A few headlines today at the Drudge Report:



Al-Qaida storms jail, frees 300 inmates…

This morning, I quoted a young Canadian feminist blogger who denounced “Islamophobia” as racial prejudice and “baseless hatred” that causes “the suffering of countless victims.” Meanwhile, there is this breaking news:

Two New York City women inspired by ISIS were arrested Thursday for allegedly plotting to set off a bomb, authorities said.
Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, allegedly conspired to prepare an explosive device they planned to detonate in a terror attack in the U.S., according to court documents.
Velentzas and Siddiqui were roommates from Queens. They are expected to appear in federal court in Brooklyn later Thursday afternoon. . . .
“Arrests were made by the JTTF and the NYPD in a national security investigation early this morning in New York City,” John Miller of the NYPD said.

Another headline via Memeorandum:

Al-Shabaab ‘holding many Christians alive’
amid attack on Kenyan university

A “phobia” is by definition an irrational fear, but there is nothing irrational about the fear inspired by Muslim violence.

 They Want to Kill Us All

UPDATE: More breaking news:

What is irrational is any attempt to appease these monsters.



30 Responses to “How Irrational Is ‘Islamophobia’?”

  1. JeffS
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 1:12 pm

    “Islamophobia” is another construct foisted upon us by Marxists, with the aid of the media, academics, celebrities and appointed/elected officials who have either embraced Islam or dhimmitude.

    A less irrational world would call it “self-defense”, “counterattacking”, or in general “securing our liberty and freedoms”.

  2. JeffS
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 1:14 pm

    Sorry, make that “securing our liberty and freedoms, and natural rights”.

    I’m pissed at all those useful idiots.

  3. texlovera
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 1:18 pm

    Re: Ayaan Hirsi Ali . Holy freaking hell.

    As she said, why am I shocked?

  4. TC_LeatherPenguin
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 1:37 pm

    They don’t even understand they are spoiling for a civil war; THANKS, ACADEME!

  5. TC_LeatherPenguin
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 1:45 pm

    Some small town pizza house (and, as a Staten Islander, I DOUBT what they sell is “pizza”) gets hoisted on the secular cross and set on fire; burning Hirsi Ali is just part of the effigy.

  6. Adobe_Walls
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 2:00 pm

    As far as I’m concerned they are welcome to it.

  7. TC_LeatherPenguin
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 2:02 pm

    2 Jews walk into a bar; some PC ghey guys demands they go to the fire because the rabbi won’t consecrate their sodomy. Results? Rabbi is dead; gay cruise heads for St. Pat’s

  8. TC_LeatherPenguin
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 2:09 pm

    Like it or not, you’re getting dragged into it

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 2:36 pm

    Who knew Islamist were just good feminists and leftists?

  10. K-Bob
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 3:13 pm

    Well yeah, if you let them keep killing a hundred Christians here, a hundred there, and let that go on week after week, for fifty years, I’d imagine they would outnumber us.

    I guess that sort of obvious math is mathophobia.

  11. Fail Burton
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

    Doesn’t ISIS throw Canadian feminists off mountain tops or something?

  12. alohasteve
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 7:02 pm

    Over $290,000 Raised for Memories Pizza After Threats Force Owners into Hiding

  13. RKae
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 8:23 pm

    In the shipping industry, we have to constantly train and retrain on hazardous materials guidelines and marking labels.

    But really, most haz-mats are peaceful and moderate. It’s only a tiny minority that leak and poison someone.

    Why all the hazmatophobia?

  14. DeadMessenger
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 9:15 pm

    “Study: Muslims To Outnumber Christians Worldwide At 2070”

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and state that I don’t think there will be any Muslims anywhere in the world inside of ten years.

  15. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 9:37 pm
  16. Zohydro
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 10:18 pm

    Poor blokes… Probably didn’t even get their goddamned f***ing gay pizza!

  17. Zohydro
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 10:21 pm


  18. Steve Skubinna
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 11:44 pm

    Actually, while socially conscious Westerners solemnly lecture us on the heinous sins of Islamophobia, the world’s Muslims are making a good faith effort to kill each other off. These earnest scolds ought to address their moralizing to ISIS and Boko Haram.

  19. DeadMessenger
    April 3rd, 2015 @ 12:07 am

    How poignant and topical of you, Z. I expect no less.

  20. K-Bob
    April 3rd, 2015 @ 12:43 am


  21. Daniel Freeman
    April 3rd, 2015 @ 2:01 am

    Almost (but not quite) OT: Robert Tracinski demolishes Michael Tomasky, E.J. Dionne, and Charles Blow in “Indiana Shows the Left Has No Concept of Freedom.” The headline over-states the case — the civil libertarians are a counter-example — but it is certainly true of the professional left and a disturbing amount of enthusiastic amateurs. The Dhimmicrats have been captured by the mind control of political correctness to the point that most can’t even think straight.

    I’m posting this here because I’ve been pondering a connection with their suicidal alliance with Islam, which in every respect treats their other constituents far worse than even their bizarre caricature of Christianity, let alone the real thing. I think that once they put Muslims in the “oppressed minority” box in their heads, they literally can’t even think a criticism before their programming kicks in and bzzz, click: hatey hate! Doubleplus ungood thoughtcrime! Check your privilege!

  22. The original Mr. X
    April 3rd, 2015 @ 6:02 am

    They have an irrational belief in some sort of Rousseau-style goodness of man rubbish, and so imagine that everything bad people do is just a result of their upbringing or society. So, if Muslim extremists go around murdering people, clearly that’s just because of society. If we were all nicer to them/gave them more money, they’d stop being so mean and we could all just sing Kumbaya round the campfire together.

  23. Death Toll 147 After Muslim Terrorists Target Christians at University in Kenya : The Other McCain
    April 3rd, 2015 @ 7:05 am

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  24. Steve Skubinna
    April 3rd, 2015 @ 8:39 am

    Three letter word: J-O-B-S.

  25. theoldsargesays
    April 3rd, 2015 @ 6:56 pm

    It is as Z has for seen, blessed be his name.

  26. Quartermaster
    April 3rd, 2015 @ 8:04 pm

    Zohydro, pbuh…

  27. Quartermaster
    April 3rd, 2015 @ 8:06 pm

    You can’t get real pizza anywhere near Staten Island, so how would you judge?

  28. theoldsargesays
    April 3rd, 2015 @ 11:12 pm

    ???? ???? ???

  29. TC_LeatherPenguin
    April 5th, 2015 @ 10:24 am

    Son, we have the best pizza in NYC. Whatever burg you live in can’t even come close to our sauce. You probably think Domino’s is haute cuisine. NEWSFLASH: Denino’s, Lee’s Tavern, and Joe&Pat’s kick any other Pizza house’s ass.

  30. Quartermaster
    April 5th, 2015 @ 12:45 pm

    You think I’d let Domino’s trash pass my lips more than once? You New Yawkahs are just too provincial to know anything about real pizza.