Neighbours of the Masjid Al-Hidayah and Islamic Cultural Centre are reeling after racist graffiti was scrawled across the front of the Port Coquitlam mosque.
Photo Credit: JENNIFER GAUTHIER/THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Before reading further - a warning: this post may contain profanity and pejorative expressions that most people will consider overly outrageous and insulting to certain ethnic and religious groups. If you are easily offended or bend your knee to political correctness, then I beg you, please do not read any further.
As a convenience to some of my readers who are tired of writing the word 'Muzzie' whenever the need to insult Muslims becomes necessary, and are looking for some variety, I have selected a few of the best Muslim slurs from The Racial Slur Database.
I need to mention that I do not gratuitously sprinkle f-bombs or N-words in my articles. I will however explicitly spell out the words if for example I am quoting Tony Soprano from the eponymous TV show. Likewise, in the interest of accuracy and effect, I have not redacted any of the anti-Islamic slurs.
For the sake of avoiding their repetition in the comment section, let us state the following truths: Muslims are neither a race, ethnic group, nor nationality. As well, we know that the majority of Muslims are not Arab and that not all Arabs are Muslim.
Notwithstanding the above, it appears most Muslim slurs are actually ethnophaulisms, that is, insults based on race, ethnicity, or nationality. For example, some people use the epithet "goat-fucker" to describe Muslims (1) even though it is mostly Arabs who fornicate with goats. This is similar to the stereotype of Jewish money-lenders even though most Jews do not own banks.
But now let us proceed to the slurs:
|Slur||Reason & Origins|
|Cairo Coon||Variant on sand nigger|
|Camel Cowboy||They ride camels like cowboys ride horses|
|Camel Jockey||See Camel Cowboy|
|Camel-Fucker||Refers to lonely Arab shepherds|
|Carpet Pilot||Reference to Aladdin and his magic flying carpet; also: Carpet Jockey|
|Diaper-Head||Same idea as Towel-head or Rag-head|
|Dune Coon||Blacks of the sand dunes|
|Durka-durka||How English-speakers hear their language(s); from the film "Team America: World Police"|
|Glass Nigger||If an atomic weapon were to go off, sand niggers would become glass niggers|
|Goat Roper||See Camel Jockeys, etc|
|Iraqi Pete||From the Staurday Night Live character played by Adam Sandler|
|Pajama Mamma||Arab (and/or Muslim) women wear clothes that resemble pajamas|
|Rag-head||Referring to common headwear of middle easterners|
|Rug Pilot||Same as Carpet Pilot|
|Sand Flea||Parasitic sand dwellers|
|Sand Monkey||Same as sand nigger|
|Sand Nigger||Arabs generally live in sandy places|
Because of the atrocities committed by a small minority of Nazis, because of their violent ideology and intolerant beliefs as outlined in their leader's political treatise (Mein Kampf), and because of the abject evil of their leader, the word Nazi is itself an epithet. I believe in time, because of the atrocities committed by a small minority of Muslims, because of their violent ideology and intolerant beliefs as outlined in their leader's book (The Qur'an), and because of the abject evil of their leader, the word Muslim will itself become an epithet: for example, "I can't believe he slit their throats - he's such a Muslim."
And just as no decent, compassionate, intelligent person would ever publicly declare himself a Nazi, in the future no decent, compassionate, intelligent person would ever publicly declare himself a Muslim.
Disclaimer: I am strongly opposed to violence or to using these slurs to persons on the street or to damaging property. Although I am opposed to allowing Muslims into our country, I believe our actions should be peaceful and done through the political process. There is no place for physical violence among civilized peoples (except in self-defense).
Salon, 24 Nov 2004, The silencing of Theo van Gogh
On his Web site, the Healthy Smoker, van Gogh had predicted the assassination: “I suspect Fortuyn will be the first in a line of politically incorrect heretics to be eliminated,” he wrote. “This is what our multicultural society has brought us: a climate of intimidation in which all sorts of goatfuckers can issue their threats freely.”