NOTE: This article was first posted on Feb. 16, 2011.
The mentality of some Filipino tabloidists, newsreaders and half-wit columnists, and radio and newspaper pseudo-intellectuals is disastrously disgusting. Some of our alleged Filipino intellectuals, including politically correct politicians like Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla, are wholly sold to the multiculturalistic, neo-liberal idea that Filipinos, Americans and most westerners have become more and more Islamophobic. They believe that criticism of some terroristic activities and religion-inspired violence of some ‘misguided’ religious bigots and supremacists, is the result of an ‘irrational fear’ they call “Islamophobia.’
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These multiculturalist neo-liberals, leftists and statists, who ‘somehow’ believe that all cultures or traditions are equal, are dreadfully detached from reality, as their political correctness is now bringing back the Western civilization as we know it to 7th Century A.D., a barbaric period wherein a murderous Bedouin started and spread his racist, supremacist religion.
Consider this highly stupid article written by a Filipino journalist titled Are Filipinos Islamophobic? The blog’s author, Gel Santos Relos, concluded that “scary anti-Muslim sentiments”, the opposition to the Ground Zero Mosque being built in New York and the “unfair” pressured being felt by American Muslims could have been due to what the Western socialists and multi-cultural neo-liberals termed as Islamophobia.
This debate is but a reflection of the growing anti-Muslim sentiments in America. Time Magazine reports that 46% of Americans believe Islam is more likely than other faiths to encourage violence against non-believers. The fear and repulsion against Muslims have been intensified by the tragedy of 9/11, although to President Bush’s credit, he tried to douse the flames when, immediately after the attack, he visited an Islamic Center in Washington and declared that there would be no reprisals against Muslims, and that Islam is a religion of peace.
She said that this “increasing fear of and hostility toward Muslims have been attributed to some Christian church leaders, right-wing pundits, bloggers and politicians, who have been running information campaigns warning Americans that Islam is a religion of hate and that Muslims are out to wipe out Christianity.” “Democrats accuse the president’s detractors of tactically using this fear of Islam to turn the voters away from Obama and the Democratic party members associated with him. Recent studies showed that one in every five Americans believe Obama is a Muslim,” Santos added.
In conclusion, Santos further wrote:
This is really a challenge for us Filipinos in America and in this global world. We have come to America and have loved and enjoyed the freedom fought for and made possible by the founding fathers since the 1700s. Here we can still practice our Christian faith, something that our kababayans in other countries cannot openly do. How then do we discern — what to believe, what to uphold, and what to support — when our cultural heritage comes in conflict with the Constitution of America, especially when religion is concerned? Can we be as tolerating, as accepting and as respectful of others who may have different faith and religious practices from us?
The problem with Ms. Santos’ blog is that she took liberal media bias in the United States as a statement of fact. One of her fatal journalistic mistakes is that she started her blog with the tragic case of a 21-year-old man who stabbed a New York city cab driver for ‘being a Muslim.’ What this Filipino journalist does not know is that the alleged assailant, Michael Enright, is actually a supporter of the Ground Zero mosque, according to his statement of support published on Facebook.
I made the following comment on Ms Santos’ blog article:
First, there is no such thing as Islamophobia. Second, If Americans and Filipinos were Islamophobic, then there would have been widespread violence against Muslims. Instead we see widespread, global violence against Christians in Kuffir (non-Muslim) countries, particularly in Islamic countries wherein Christians and non-Muslims are regarded as third-class citizens. Third, Islam is NOT a race. It is a religious-political ideology. Fourth, most militant, radical, violent, murderous Muslim groups like Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, Hamas, etc. invoke the teachings of their Prophet Mohammad whenever they commit crimes and suicide bombings. Fifth, America, Great Britain Australia, and other allies do NOT fight against the transnational terrorists under a single banner of Christianity or in the name of Jesus Christ. The so-called war of the US and its allies against Islam is part of the al-Taqiyya propaganda of the Islamists to gain more recruits and sympathizers, and to divide the world into two camps- the Muslim world versus the non-Muslim world, according to British Imam Anjem Choudary. Imam Choudary seeks to turn Great Britain into an Islamic state and openly calls for the death of Jews, infidels and non-Muslims.
Another commenter, nicknamed News Busters, agreed with my statement, saying:
It’s really disgusting how people, like this politically correct and multiculturalist blogger legitimize a thing that doesn’t exist: Islamophobia. There is no such thing. This travesty is a sign of intellectual bankruptcy of our age. Most so-called intellectuals and educated people today are intellectually bankrupt. It is NOT islamophobia if they really try to kill you. These Islamists play the role of a victim in order to gain the sympathy of the stupid leftists and liberals. Read this news to educate yourself!
ONLY IDIOTS WOULD BUY THIS KIND OF ISLAMIST/LIBERAL PROPAGANDA. Don’t be idiots, folks!
Some data provided by USA Today last November also helps to put this in perspective:
The number of attacks on blacks increased 8% to 2,876, accounting for seven of every 10 race-motivated crimes. […]
Hate crimes based on sexual orientation increased 3% to 1,297,although the number of people victimized went up 13% to 1,706.
So, in 2008, the last year such statistics were available, there were 2,876 hate crimes against blacks, 1,297 against gays, and 1,055 against Jews.
Yet, with only 105 such disgusting acts committed against Muslims, America’s media want you to believe this nation is Islamophobic.
Yes,ONLY IDIOTS WOULD BUY THIS KIND OF ISLAMIST/LIBERAL PROPAGANDA. Don’t be idiots, folks!