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December 22, 2004

Islamophobia spreading far and wide

Topics: International News

So Kofi thinks that Muslims are being discriminated against. I wonder why throughout history Christians have been distrustful of the Islamist's intentions? If the shoe fits (or rather if the glove fits like OJ's), and the West is begining to see the Islamic threat for what it is - a rapidly emerging threat to civilization, tolerance, and peace, the result is growing Islamophobia and we'd better act on it sooner than later. Moderate Muslims need to be allowed to live in peace, but Islamists are not moderate Muslims, Islamists want to control our government, our faith, our way of life, and even whether we live or die. That, Mr. Kofi Annan, is why there is growing Islamophobia. Ask Theo van Gogh (of course you can't because he was murdered and nearly decapitated for making a film critical of Muslim's treatment of women), the Christians in Malaysia, the Christians in Pakistan, Iraq (if you can find any still alive or that aren't in hiding), Egypt, Sudan, China, Saudi Arabia (source here for all) and everywhere else where there is a Muslim majority - then you will know why Islamophobia is growing. The Islamists are doing it to themselves in their pursuit of world dominance. From the Asia Times online:

NEW YORK The growing new phenomenon labeled "Islamophobia" - the paranoid fear of Muslims - is fast spreading, both in the United States and in Western Europe, warn academics, Middle East experts and senior United Nations officials.

Alarmed at the rising racial and religious intolerance, the UN is expressing "deep concern" over the increase in anti-Semitism, Christianophobia and Islamophobia worldwide. A resolution adopted by the 191-member UN General Assembly this week calls upon all states to cooperate with the UN Commission on Human Rights to eliminate the growing new trends in racial and religious discrimination.

For the first time, the UN this month hosted a seminar zeroing in on the subject of Islamophobia, symbolizing the gravity of the situation.
"When a new word enters the language, it is often the result of a scientific advance or a diverting fad," said UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. "But when the world is compelled to coin a new term to take account of increasingly widespread bigotry, that is a sad and troubling development. Such is the case with Islamophobia."

Addressing the seminar, which was attended by religious leaders, academics and senior UN officials, Annan said efforts to combat Islamophobia must also contend with the question of terrorism and violence carried out in the name of Islam.  Continue reading .....

Posted by Hyscience at December 22, 2004 4:34 PM

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