Let us assume, against all evidence to the contrary, that Islamophobia is a real problem in the USA and the West. Let us take the Presidents of places like Iran, Sudan and Syria at their word when they suggest that our concern - including the concern of many moderate Muslims - over 16,000 acts of terror by Islamists around the globe since 9/11 is misplaced.
Now, these same regimes, which do not tolerate racial or cultural minorities within their own borders, now suggest that this concern among many Westerners is at heart, an expression of racism. Fine. Quick question. If Islamophobia is racism, what race is Islam?
Here is a random sampling of photos from a Muslim dating site. Can you spot the Muslim race? I must confess, I'm a bit stymied.
Even if someone wanted to discriminate against a Muslim because of their race, how would an actual racist identify them?
This ought to be self-evident to anyone who has lived in a multicultural country in North America or...More >>