Hat tip Frontpage Magazine
Muslim apostate Nonie Darwish has written an interesting and provocative article on the Islamic terror threat against the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Darwish, who was born in Egypt and is now an American citizen, left her religion of birth when she could not reconcile the fact that she was expected to hate Christians and Jews. It just didn't measure up to what she had been experiencing in the US where she was making friends with people of different religions.
It is outrageous that the athletes and other visitors to Russia have to go through these Olympics in such a climate of fear. Of course, we remember the last Olympics that was victim of Islamic terrorism (Munich 1972). So why should we not talk about it? Why don't the so-called moderate Muslims who run all these so-called mainstream organizations in the US like CAIR and MPAC speak out forcefully against these terror threats instead of endlessly complaining about Islamophobia? They cannot even define the term lest any serious discussion of it make it clear why so many have to live their daily lives in fear, such as Christians in the Middle East or Olympic athletes in Russia. Are they afraid? Yes. What are they afraid of? Being killed by some fanatical Muslim suicide bomber or having their churches burned down with them inside.
Irrational fear? Hardly. It is quite real, and it is all very simple. Who needs a center for research and documentation of Islamophobia at UC Berkeley to figure it all out?
Of course, we all concede that there are millions of innocent Muslims living in the US and the West who wish us no harm. The term Islamophobia should not mean a hatred for all Muslims, rather a rational fear of a supremacist, totalitarian and violent ideology that must never be allowed to gain a foothold in the free West. Unfortunately, until decent Muslims can manage to seize control of their religion from the Ayman al Zawahiris, Yusuf al Qaradawis, Hamas, the religious bigots, and the black widows of the world, suspicion is a fact of life they will unfortunately have to live with. In fact, they are irrelevant to the discussion.
As long as Christians, Baha'i, Jews, and gays have to live in fear of persecution in Muslim majority lands, as long as Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims kill each other, as long as the civilized world has to live under the threat of Islamic terror, as long as mosques and madrassahs are used to spread hatred of others, as long as loudmouths like Anjem Choudary promise an Islamic takover of the West and installation of Sharia law, and as long as events like the Boston Marathon and the Olympics cannot be held free of the threat of bombs going off, there will be Islamophobia. And it is we who will define it-not CAIR and not some professors in Berkeley or any other university.