The UN Declares War on the ‘poison of Islamophobia.’
Raymond Ibrahim The United Nations on Friday [3/10/2023] commemorated the first-ever International Day to Combat Islamophobia with a special event in the General Assembly Hall, where speakers upheld the need for concrete action in the face of rising hatred, discrimination and violence against Muslims.
António Guterres, Secretary-General of the UN, delivered the keynote address, “focusing attention—and calling for action—to stamp out the poison of Islamophobia.”
Below are key excerpts followed by correctives:
The world’s nearly 2 billion Muslims reflect humanity in all its magnificent diversity. They hail from all corners of the world. They are Arabs, Africans, Europeans, Americans and Asians. But they often face bigotry and prejudice for no other reason than their faith.
Think about what he’s saying here: Muslims “face bigotry and prejudice for no other reason than their faith.” In other words, Western peoples—the world’s most liberal and tolerant people by leaps and bounds—supposedly hate and mistreat Muslims simply and only because the latter have a different belief system. In the real world, of course, it is precisely the West that developed the very idea of religious freedom (which is sorely lacking in Islam). Moreover, if anything, the West is the only civilization that looks more favorable on all other belief systems than its own founding faith, Christianity.
The truth is, if there is any “bigotry and prejudice” against Muslims, it is not because Western people are so hostile against those who believe differently than they—a position better exemplified by Muslims—but due to any number of Islam’s problematic teachings, including terrorizing non-Muslims into subjugation (jihad), executing apostates and blasphemers, treating women as chattel, and legitimizing child marriage (pedophilia), to name a few.
Perhaps aware of his silly position, the secretary-general went on to declare that “The growing hate that Muslims face … is an inexorable part of the resurgence of ethno-nationalism, neo-Nazi white supremacist ideologies…”
Here one wonders: If the West is so plagued by “neo-Nazi white supremacist ideologies,” as is everywhere preached, why were “people of color,” including Muslims, ever invited to immigrate into the West in the first place? How did blacks in America achieve freedom? In both cases, it certainly wasn’t due to force or coercion. It was because whites collectively agreed to and promoted racial equality and diversity—something no other world civilization has done for the “other.”
But perhaps the secretary-general means that whites have become more racist than their forefathers of the 1960s? On the surface, this sounds absurd: the West is obscenely more liberal today—children are openly indoctrinated in sexual deviancy—than it was several generations ago. On the other hand, if there is a growing dislike of Islam, perhaps that is a product of recent and actual experiences on the ground. Remember, back in the 1960s, there were virtually no Muslims in the West, and those who were there were quick to assimilate. Today, Westerners—especially West Europeans—know all too well what living alongside Muslims entails, and that may have “soured” them.
As one example, forty years after formerly homogenous Sweden opened its doors to “multiculturalism”—which has meant taking in mostly male Muslim “refugees”—violent crime has surged by 300% and rapes by 1,472%, making the formerly tranquil Scandinavian nation the rape capital of the West. The UK and Germany—which also have significant Muslim populations—are not far behind.
Unfazed by reality, the secretary-general continues:
Muslims suffer personal attacks, hateful rhetoric and stereotyping. Many such acts of intolerance and suspicion may not be reflected in official statistics, but they degrade people’s dignity and our common humanity.
Here is an interesting admission: for all of the UN’s whining about “Islamophobia,” the “official statistics” do not reflect any special mistreatment of Muslims.
Meanwhile, statistics do show what the UN will never talk about—Islamic violence against non-Muslims. In just the last 30 days of this writing (3/14/23), there were 61 Islamic terror attacks that killed a total of 486 people in 20 nations
Continues the secretary-general of the UN:
The linkages between anti-Muslim hatred and gender inequality are unmistakable. We see some of the worst impacts in the triple discrimination against Muslim women because of their gender, ethnicity and faith.
Not only is this a bizarre comparison, the claim that Muslim women suffer some form of “compounded” discrimination that is in dire need of rectification is beyond hypocritical, as this description perfectly fits the experiences of Christian women in Muslim nations. In the words of one report dealing with the Muslim persecution of Christians, “The most significant findings were that Christian women are among the most violated in the world, in maybe a way that we haven’t seen before.” Six women were raped every day simply for being Christian, the report found.
As closely discussed here, if uber-patriarchic Islam is misogynistic towards its own Muslim women, “infidel” women are at best “meant for one thing, the pleasure of the Muslim man,” as one Muslim told a group of teenage Christian girls before terrorizing and murdering one in Pakistan.
Speaking of Pakistan, which co-convened the “Islamophobia” conference that the secretary-general recently spoke at, every year in that nation, some 700 underage Christian girls are kidnapped, raped, forced to convert and marry their abductor—with the police and courts almost always siding with the rapists. After a 9-year-old Christian girl was raped by a Muslim man who boasted of having “done the same service to other young Christian girls,” local residents explained:
Such incidents occur frequently. Christian girls are considered goods to be damaged at leisure. Abusing them is a right. According to the [Muslim] community’s mentality it is not even a crime. Muslims regard them as spoils of war.
In short, the UN’s song and dance about “Islamophobia” is, like the UN itself, a farce. That the one demographic most predisposed to “Islamophobic” tendencies in the United States consists of Muslims themselves should alone make this abundantly clear.
For long, the powers that be have insisted that Islamophobia—defined as “unfounded fear of and hostility towards Islam”—is the root of all problems between Muslims and non-Muslims in the West. Speaking last May, Joe Biden lamented that “so many Muslims [are] being targeted with violence.
The accusation is that, based on a number of negative stereotypes concerning Muslims—for example, that they are violent, hostile, and uncivilized—Americans have come to dislike and fear Muslims; and this, in turn, makes Muslims resentful and eventually lash out.
A new poll, however, has completely overturned this position (not, of course, that the powers that be will acknowledge it). As it happens, Muslims—they who know Islam more than anyone else—are more Islamophobic than non-Muslims in America; they are more, not less, prone to believing that fellow Muslims are violent, hostile, and uncivilized.
The poll was conducted by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), a Muslim think tank headquartered in Dearborn. Its findings were so inescapable that ISPU—whose entire existence revolves around presenting Muslims as victims of Islamophobia in America—had to conclude that, “over time, Islamophobia has declined among other groups but has increased among Muslims.”
Consider the following excerpts from the report:
Muslims, themselves, are by far the most Islamophobic group when it comes to the notion that Muslims are more prone to violence than others. One-quarter of American Muslims (24%) somewhat or strongly agree with this trope, which is at least about two times more likely than other groups. In comparison, 9% of Jews, 8% of Catholics, 11% of Protestants, 12% of white Evangelicals, 13% of the nonaffiliated, and 9% of the general public agree with the idea that Muslims are more prone to violence than others…. Roughly one-quarter of Arab Muslims (23%) agree that Muslims are more prone to violence than others….
American Muslims (19%) are more likely to agree with this idea [that “most Muslims living in the US are hostile to the US”] than are Jews (4%), Protestants (10%), the nonaffiliated (7%), and the general public (8%).…
[Then there is] the erroneous idea that most Muslims living in the United States are less civilized than other groups. Again, we find that Muslims exhibit higher levels of endorsement of this trope with American Muslims nearly three times more likely than white Evangelicals to do so. Nearly one in five Muslims (19%) agree with this trope, compared with 5% of Jews, 6% of Catholics, 5% of Protestants, 7% of white Evangelicals, 5% of the nonaffiliated, and 5% of the general public. The 19% of Muslims who agree with this idea includes 11% who ‘strongly agree’ compared with 1-2% of all other groups surveyed.
These findings are eye opening to say the least. Remember, the entire premise of Islamophobia is that, in their ignorance of “true Islam,” xenophobic Americans are prone to stereotyping Muslims as violent, hostile, and uncivilized. Yet, behold the truth: no one segment of the American population sees Muslims as violent, hostile, and uncivilized as much as those who are best acquainted with everything to do with being Muslim—that is, Muslims themselves.
Perhaps it is fitting to close by returning to Biden, and his claims that Muslims are perpetual victims of Islamophobia and violence: When, on August 5, 2022, a fourth Muslim man was killed in Albuquerque, Biden rushed to exploit these murders in furtherance of his narrative, tweeting: “These hateful attacks have no place in America,” thus implying American “Islamophobia” was the driver of these murders.
Then reality hit: the murderer was himself a Muslim—and thus one more reminder why Muslims are so Islamophobic, rightly fearing fellow Muslims.
Pakistani-born author, Sabatina James: Islam-critic and convert from Islam to Catholicism since 2003. discusses Islamophobia aka criticism of Islam.
Stage 1: The critic, in this case the Islam critic, “is mocked, defamed, vilified and is denied every public platform.” Initially criticism of Islam is called “Islamophobia”, a pseudo-psychiatric disorder [inventions characteristic of totalitarian regimes
Stage 2: The “techniques of peer pressure and shaming” never being enough to silence critics, they now expand to the criminalization of speech. In the case of Islam criticism, Sabatina James points to the coming of the “blasphemy law” to the West: “This effort goes under the name of the “Istanbul Process” and its purpose is to make criticism of Islam punishable internationally. Therefore In future, not only will critical utterances about customs, clothing and behaviour of Muslims be punished, but also scientific criticism.”
Mr. Raymond Ibrahim is one slick cat! He knows what he’s talking about.
Yes, he’s one of my all time favorites.
Ramez Fekry says
Long gone are the days when pure-blooded European Roman Catholic Christians and, to a lesser extent, Orthodox ☦ Christians were ‘Islamophobic’ enough to have decimated Koranimals in thousands of battles, chief among them being the 732 A.D. Battle of Tours, the First Crusade, the Battle of Montgisard, the 1212 A.D. Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, the 1340 A.D. Battle of Rio Salado, the 1475 A.D. Battle of Vaslui, the 1529 A.D. Siege of Vienna, the 1565 A.D. Siege of Malta, the 1571 A.D. Battle of Lepanto, the 1595 A.D. Battle of Călugăreni, the 1621-and 1673-A.D. Battles of Khotyn, the 1683 A.D. Battle of Vienna, the 1694 A.D. Battle of Hodow, and the 1697 A.D. Battle of Zenta.
I wish all pure-blooded White Christian Westerners and Eastern Europeans would follow in the footsteps of Baruch Goldstein, Alexandre Bissonnette, and Brenton Tarrant, en masse and ASAP, before the Moslem population reaches critical mass within a decade all across the West, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
Muslim terrorists are just following their holy books
Quran (2:191) – “Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them.”
Quran (3:28) – “Muslims must not take the infidels as friends.”
Quran (3:32) – “Allah loveth not those who reject Faith”
Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”
Quran (3:85) – “Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.”
Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall we cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers.”
Quran (4:34) – “Men are in charge of women … But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance – [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them.”
Quran (4:74) – “Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.”
Quran (4:89): “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.”
Quran (5:33) – “Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam”
Quran (8:12) – “Terrorize and Behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Quran.”
Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”
Quran (8:60) – “Muslims must muster ALL WEAPONS to terrorize the infidels.”
Quran (8:65) – “The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them.”
Quran (8:65) – “Exhort the believers to fight. They will win easily, because disbelievers are without intelligence.”
Quran (9:5) – “When opportunity arises, KILL the infidels wherever you catch them.”
Quran (9:28) – “The infidels are unclean; do not let them into a mosque.”
Quran (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah”
Quran (9:30) – “The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.”
Quran (9:123) – “Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood.”
Quran (22:19) – “Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.”
Quran (47:4) – “Do not long for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them.
Quran (48:29) – “Be ruthless to the infidels”
Sahih Bukhari (52:177) – “Here’s a Jew. Kill him!”
Isahqa: 365, Tabari VII: 94 – Muhammad bib Maslamah said, “O Messenger, we shall have to tell lies.” “Say what you like, “Muhammad replied. You are absolved, free to say whatever you must.”
The Quran teaches that non-Muslim women can be lawfully taken for sexual use during time of war (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30).