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Last month, as part of Islamophobia Awareness Month, the London School of Economics hosted a week-long exhibition (19 Nov through 23 Nov) to challenge what they allege are some of the stereotypes about Islam and Muslims. According to the organizers:
"Islamophobic prejudice is worryingly prevalent in the mainstream; on display in political life, in the media and in the attitudes of the police and the courts."
This is a lie, The truth is, not enough people are aware that Islam is a vile, vicious, supremacist ideology bent of world domination. So in fact, there are not enough Islamophobes. There is no unwarranted prejudice against Muslims - if anything we bend over backwards to their demands; if anything, the majority of infidels lack backbone, kowtowing to every whine and demand for silly Muslim accommodation. According to Pat Condell in the YouTube Video Below the month should more accurately be called Islamic Cultural Terrorism Awareness Month.
Robert Spencer over at Jihad Watch agrees and suggests we sanctify December as Hatred and Violence in the Qur'an Awareness Month and gives us examples of Muslim hatred (1). Not examples of infidel hatred for Muslims, but of Muslim hatred for Christians and Jews.
It is not Muslims who are suffering abuse at the hands of police, but infidels; read this comment left at the blog Bare Naked Islam:
All I ever did to get treated so poorly was to respectfully request police keep accurate records of my reports of local terrorist organization soft targeting of civilians that happens coincident with 9/11 and other terrorist date anniversaries and with every escalation in conflict in the middle east. Like recently, when the conflict in Gaza escalated, gangs began to block my way again. And many of them aren’t even Muslim; they are leftist off-duty union members. (Although there are some very wealthy, influential and connected Muslim professionals in this town.) All I’ve ever done to get thrown in jail and terrorized as I have was to respectfully request police and other government agents keep an accurate record of my reports.
Here's the deal: Muslims believe Islam is superior to all other religions and are pissed that we don't bow our heads low in their presence, as our cowardly piece of crap President did three years ago (Here is why I won't post that photo). I know that some of my readers may complain that Christians and Jews believe likewise about their religion. However, Christians are not blowing themselves up, screaming "Jesus is great;" Jews are not blowing themselves up, screaming "Moses is great."
Muslims believe that their shit doesn't stink and we need to let them know that it really does.
YouTube Video, Ha Ha Islamophobia
Jihad Watch, Happy Islamophobia Awareness Month!
Hatred -- here's some from the Fatihah, the first sura of the Qur'an:
"Guide us in the straight path, the path of those whom Thou hast blessed, not of those against whom Thou art wrathful, nor of those who are astray." (1:6-7)
The traditional Islamic understanding of this is that the "straight path" is Islam -- cf. Islamic apologist John Esposito's book Islam: The Straight Path. The path of those who have earned Allah's anger are the Jews, and those who have gone astray are the Christians.
Ibn Kathir's understanding of this passage is not a lone "extremist" interpretation. In fact, most Muslim commentators believe that the Jews are those who have earned Allah's wrath and the Christians are those who have gone astray.