It’s meaningless if you’re actually being honest in creating/using a word to describe a real phenomenon.
That’s why I’ve been for years, spelling the word as ‘Islamofauxbia’, a bogus word created to draw attention away from the reality of people rejecting an ideology solely because of its intolerant, violent nature. It’s why these same people embrace those leaving Islam as fellow members of society, it’s not about race, but about ideas.
It would be ludicrous to call people rejecting both Marxism and Nazism, ‘racists’ (Marxophobes and Naziophobes), the same with those of us rejecting Islam for what it is, not the average person. Also, it wouldn’t have been for Brits during WWII to allow National Socialist party members immigrate to the UK, any more than it is today, in allowing adherents to traditional Islam into the West. That’s how I see it, if you have any objections to that thought, address it in the comments.
‘Islamophobia’ is an inappropriate word, says Linguistics professor
By Tarek Fatah, Author & Columnist, Canada
A professor of linguistics at the University of Ottawa, commenting on the so-called anti-Islamophobia motion, M103, has urged the Trudeau government “to start an international Commission on how to handle the violence in the Koran,” which, he says exists, without doubt.
Professor Karim Achab gave his presentation on Nov. 8 to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage regarding the motion on systematic racism and religious discrimination, which focuses on “Islamophobia.”
Using a PowerPoint presentation, Achab, who is of North African Amazigh (Berber) ancestry in Algeria, said “Islamophobia” is an inappropriate, unjustifiable word.
He then focused on the definition of “Islamophobia” offered by many Islamist activists: “The irrational fear or hatred of Muslims that leads to discrimination or actual acts of harassment or violence.”
Achab suggested the word was an example of “academic lexical creation” and, even though people have the right to create such words, they should have no place in parliament or law.
Dissecting “Islamophobia”, the linguistics professor told MPs, “phobia (is) a medical term referring to one type of mental disorder.” And yet, he noted, no one speaks of Coptophobia, even though, “Copts are slaughtered daily in Egypt.”
Alluding to anti-black racism and the genocide of the Yazidis by Islamic State, the professor asked why there were no words for “Blackophobia” or “Yazidiphobia”?
If the clarity and explicit language of Achab gave the Liberal MPs and their NDP wingmen heartburn, what was to follow left them gasping for a politically correct response. The next speaker was my friend, Yasmine Mohammed, another Canadian of North African Arab heritage. She was born in Canada in a strict Islamic environment but has today stepped back from the faith.
Mohammed introduced herself to MPs on the committee with these words: “I was born and raised in Canada. I both attended and taught in publicly funded Islamic schools in Canada. I wore a hijab from the age of nine in Canada. And later, when I was forced into a marriage with a Jihadi, I wore a niqab, here in Canada as well.”
Getting straight to her point, Mohammed said: “M103 is doing the exact opposite of its intent.