The problem with the word 'Islamophobia'


The word 'Islamophobia' amalgamates two very different concepts: the persecution of believers, which is a crime; and the critique of religion, which is a right." The word makes people believe that disliking Islam and disliking Muslims are both wrong. There is all the difference in the world between disliking Islam and hating Muslims and wanting to kill them. Hatred of Muslims is always wrong, but it is not wrong to be opposed to Islam as a political force in society. Political Islam - through the implementation of sharia law - is incompatible with Western values and freedoms.

No religion should be immune from criticism. If Islam cannot be criticized, there is no way to determine if its teachings and practices are true. The only way the truth about anything can be determined is by allowing everyone to express his point of view.

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