Dear SJW Leftists who make up new "phobias" on a bi-weekly basis,
I know it's super popular right now to call everything racism. This morning I put a bit of milk into my coffee. I made it "less black." Racism. Who am I to whitewash my coffee? I'm calling the ACLU to get me into a re-education program. #BlackCoffeeMatters.
If you think that's going down the rabbit hole of "that makes zero sense" then congratulations, you've grasped my point. Islam is a belief system, it isn't a race. Being alarmed by the tenets of that belief system doesn't make me a "racist" any more than putting cream in my coffee makes me a white supremacist. Plus, I often drink tea instead. Of course, that's only to assert my privilege over the historically problematic Indian tea trade, but I digress.
Before we move onto the funny, let's do a little etymological exercise. For those of you who've been educated by a Teacher's Union foot soldier (or if you were too busy being molested by one), that means we're going to discuss what the word "Islamophobia" means.
Islam= one of the three major monotheistic religions (in fact the "newest" monotheistic religion, after Judaism and Christianity) founded in the 7th century AD in the Arabian peninsula. From my dictionary: "The ritual observances and moral code of Islam were said to have been given to Muhammad as a series of revelations, which were codified in the Koran." Islam is
also well-known for its mistreatment of women
belief that infidels (non-Muslims) must die
, and a tendency for factions of
Islam to blow people up
. Not anecdotal evidence, but purely observable, substantiated data. Allahu Akbar, bitches.
Lest you call me a
bigot, here be some polls from Pew Research...
Okay... those are a little scary, yes? One more before we go. I promise this will tie it all together. The above polls are about Sharia law, right? Fine, but if you say only Muslims think Muslims should abide by Sharia law, then we have problems. Because this...
Told you so.
Contrast Islam with a "Phobia:" an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.
Ummm... okay, so if you're afraid of something benign, that's extreme or irrational. Like pickles. Some people actually have a fear of pickles. If you can't sleep at night because there are pickles in your refrigerator, you're being irrational and need to seek help. Fair?
Another one is lepidopterophobia, the fear of butterflies. Probably tied more to a fear of moths, which in a world post
Silence of the Lambs
isn't all that crazy. Still, the worst thing a butterfly or moth is going to do to you is... Yeah, I actually can't think of anything. A moth might ruin your polyester suit you wore to that 60's theme costume party. That doesn't warrant fear, it warrants applause. You're no Don Draper. Moths did you a favor.
however, calls for the extermination of non-Muslims. Allow me to clarify. Islam's holiest prophet, Muhammad, specifically called for the extermination of non-Muslims. Several times. In graphic detail. See, I don't have an irrational fear of pickles. I have (what I will argue is a healthy) fear of murderers. Specifically, murderers who've already, very publicly declared that they want to murder me. And you. And pretty much everyone who checks "other" when provided with a Muslim census.
Allow me to put forward a novel idea. It's not irrational to fear having your head chopped off. I know, I know but before you send your hate tweets to me (
of course), allow me to explain.
"But ISIS is extreme," you say? Maybe. Or maybe they're not. After all, 42 MILLION Muslims
to supporting ISIS (read
42 Million Muslims Support ISIS
). Considering that these are only members of the focus group who felt comfortable raising their hand for a terrorist organization in public, it begs the question, how many Muslims support ISIS
No one died in the production of that GIF. Not even the fish. It's Jesus.
Even if pickles multiply exponentially, the chances of any pickles popping open their jar (plenty of humans can't even do that), inch-worming down the hall and suicide-bombing you in your sleep are very slim. One could argue
unheard of. That's an irrational fear. You're pickle-phobic. Seek help.
But global terrorism, as performed by ISIS and other Islamic groups,
on the rise:
The State Department’s annual, congressionally-mandated
global terrorism report
found nearly 33,000 people were killed in about 13,500 terror attacks across the world in 2014. By comparison, in 2013, there were a reported 18,000 deaths amid nearly 10,000 terror acts.
Terrorism-associated kidnappings nearly tripled, going up from 3,137 in 2013 to 9,428 in 2014, the report said.
Therefore, being wary, cautious or even so-called "afraid" of Islam isn't "phobic." It's rational. It's the end result of a long line of critical reasoning. Islam seeks to destroy our way of life, our freedoms, to enslave us in their beliefs.
If I'm honest... that ideology kind of, sort of, is maybe... just a little bit scary.