July 5, 2019
- The Dangerous Drive to Correlate Islamophobia with Anti-Semitism – Melanie Phillips
The claim that Islamophobia is the equivalent of anti-Semitism is dismaying because it’s a morally bankrupt and dangerous equivalence. While some people are truly prejudiced against Muslims, Islamophobia was invented by the Muslim Brotherhood as a way of silencing legitimate discussion of any fault in the Islamic world. A relentless campaign is currently being waged to outlaw Islamophobia in the West – and thereby shut down that vital discussion. The UN is working with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to prohibit all speech that Muslims consider offensive.
Muslim anti-Semitism is fueling and legitimizing Western anti-Semitism. Refusal to criticize Muslims means that the frenzied discourse of anti-Jewish hatred coursing through the Islamic world, consisting of blood libels, unhinged conspiracy theories and paranoid fantasies, has become normalized in broader Western society. (JNS)