January 29, 2012
Call it Islamonausea, not IslamophobiaTopics: Understanding Islam
Because it's NOT racist; Neither Islam nor Muslims are a race, and we damn well don't fear them; and we're sick and tired of their behavior and intolerance!
Nicolai Sennels offers up a highly appropriate and long-needed suggestion over at Jihad Watch, saying that we should stop using Muslims' self-chosen word -- "Islamophobia" -- by which they paint themselves into a corner of being feared: it destroys communication.
Instead of such a divisive term, we should insert a more approachable and factual word that preserves opportunities for bridge-building and learning: "Islamonausea." This does not render communication impossible, but enables visitors to our Western cultures to notice aspects of their behavior that make us sick.As Sennels goes on to aptly point out, It's no wonder that Muslims use the word "Islamophobia" so often; after all, given the way so much of their behavior all over the planet makes non-Muslims nauseous, and lacking a logical, reasonable, or common sense excuse for it (there is no excuse for Islamists' violence, intolerance, and inhumanity), making themselves out as something should or do fear is all they've got:
... Lacking convincing arguments, charm or constructive contributions to their surroundings, being feared is the only way to gain at least some kind of respect. The term Islamophobia, fear of Islam, points to what Muslims want, not to what non-Muslims feel. Who is afraid of Islam, anyway?Which leaves us with the need for a term that actually describes what non-Muslims truly feel about Islam and the behavior of its adherents, especially since we don't fear Islam, we're just sick and tired of hearing about it and the behavior (more appropriate for the Middle Ages than the modern world) of those that follow it.
"Xenophobia," an irrational fear of that which is strange or foreign, also doesn't work. Aversion to Islam doesn't come from unfamiliarity with the religion; in fact, it's quite the opposite. There's no reason to fear being called a racist, either, since neither Islam nor Muslims are a race.
... Our language needs a term that describes what many critically thinking people feel about Islam according to their own terms, not according to what Muslims wish us to feel or what the PC establishment diagnoses to scare us into allowing more voters for the Left into our countries. We need a term that simultaneously invites Muslims to realize what they need to change about their behavior and religion if they wish to advance from an embarrassing last place in the evolution of civilizations and to earn some real respect among the world community.There's much more here. It turns out that there's actually a precedent for the use of the word, "Islamonausea."
... As in many other nauseating situations, Islamonausea is a normal and natural reaction to something abnormal, not vice versa.
The nausea reflex is innate, and it is biologically natural and healthy to experience emotional and bodily discomfort with anything that is unpleasant, unhealthy or harmful.
There is nothing phobic or racist in feeling nausea when hearing about the Islamic massacres performed by Muhammad and his many devout copycats through history and all over the world today. The same goes for Muhammad's sexual relationship with a nine-year old girl, and the cutting off of limbs and stonings in the name of Allah and his Sharia laws.
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