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What is Islamophobia?

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The Runnymeade Report cites eight perceptions related to Islamophobia:

  • Islam is seen as a monolithic bloc, static and unresponsive to change.
  • It is seen as separate and "other." It does not have values in common with other cultures, is not affected by them and does not influence them.
  • It is seen as inferior to the West. It is seen as barbaric, irrational, primitive, and sexist.
  • It is seen as violent, aggressive, threatening, supportive of terrorism, and engaged in a clash of civilizations.
  • It is seen as a political ideology, used for political or military advantage.
  • Criticisms made of "the West" by Muslims are rejected out of hand.
  • Hostility towards Islam is used to justify discriminatory practices towards Muslims and exclusion of Muslims from mainstream society.
  • Anti-Muslim hostility is seen as natural and normal

What do you consider Islamophobia?

Should we pass laws against Islamophobia?

Are Jews and Christians Islamophobic?
 

spud_meister

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Islamophobia, by definition, is fear of Islam, take that how you will.
 
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When Taliban militia blew the heads off 254 women in the Kabul soccer stadium in 2000 (a video was made showing many Islamic women begging for their lives before they were executed with a shot to the face) ... were these women Islamophobic? After all ... these women were "unclean" and were considered "filthy adulterers and feministic."
 

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Islamophobe; person who thinks the building of a mosque at ground zero is a bad idea.
 

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Islamophobia means fear of islam but it is not justifiable fear ,it is a political fear made by some closed-minded groups to prevent people from communcating with lights of Islam.
Mohammad was chosen as the number one between the great 100 in the history by a western wirter ,so islam has a great influence in the development of humanity.
crimes that occured here and there made by intelligents agents of some countries that hate islam ,to make simple people hate islam and muslims .
 
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