The Acid Test for Islamophobia

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A favorite comeback for someone who is critical of Islam is—you are Islamophobic. Never mind that the term phobic means an irrational fear. Really, the charge is that you are irrational AND a bigot. A bigot is immoral and a hater and has no possible reason for their views.

There is a cure for bigotry. If you are a bigot, learning about the subject of bigotry can cure it. Clint Eastwood’s character in Grand Torino started out as a bigot about the Hmong Vietnamese who moved in next door. As he got to know them, he changed and gave the ultimate sacrifice of his life to help them. The cure for his bigotry was getting to know more about his neighbors, the Hmong.

Notice this does not say that as you get to know them, you will always like them better. There are people and groups that the more you know them, the less you like them. As you see what they do and how they think, you may actually start to fear them. Not being a bigot doesn’t mean that you love everybody and what they do. In the sixties, the Black Panthers had a revolutionary, “stick it to the man”, image that was cool. However, the more you got to know them and see what they did, you learned that the Panthers were serious racist thugs and dangerous to society. So just because someone is “oppressed” does not mean that they are decent people.

Want to see if you are an Islamophobe? Let’s presume that you don’t like Islamic doctrine, Sharia law as an example, and would like to take the test to see if you are a bigot. Remember, if you are a bigot, then the more you get to know Islam, the better you will feel.

Here are some concepts from Islamic doctrine, so that you can understand it better. Islam says that non-Muslims are Kafirs. Allah hates Kafirs and He even plots against them. Kafirs can be tortured, deceived, enslaved, crucified, raped and robbed. How important are Kafirs to Islam? Islam has three sacred texts: Koran, Sira (life of Mohammed) and Hadith (his traditions). Look at how much of Islam is devoted to the Kafir:

If the Kafir is “bad”, then there is a lot of “bad”. How does your cultural sensitivity feel now? Feel any closer to Islam, any less afraid?

Maybe, you need a little more exposure to become warmer towards Islam. Jihad should cure your ills. Isn’t the jihad thing overblown? There are only a few verses about that, aren’t there? Look at the statistics:


Now that you are learning more about Islam, are your fears subsiding?

Still afraid? Every Muslim will tell you that Islam was the first ideology to give women their rights. If we take everything that is written about women in the Koran and rank it according to whether the woman is held in high status, equal status and lower status, we find:


How does the women’s issue strike you? Are you feeling more simpatico? Less Islamophobic?
So, you took the Islamophobia test. Now that you know Islam better, do you now understand and realize that your Islamophobia was bigoted hatred?
Surely, this test is biased. There must be some goodness in Islam for Kafirs. If you go through the Koran and pick out every single verse that offers good words, doesn’t that prove that Islam is good?

If every single verse that seems to promise good to Kafirs is counted up, then 2.6% of the verses offer good to Kafirs. But, wait! There is that contradiction and abrogation contradiction principle. The Koran is filled with verses that contradict each other and in every case of good verses, the 2.6%, are cancelled or abrogated, by later verses. The net result is 0%, nothing, is unmitigated good in the Koran for the Kafir.

You have finished the Islamophobe Test. Feel closer to Islam? Or more afraid? If you feel closer and warmer about Islam, then you were Islamophobic, but now you are cured. If not, then your fears are real, not a phobia. Islam is like the Black Panthers—the more you know, the less you like and the more you are afraid.

Bill Warner,
Director, Center for the Study of Political Islam
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13 Responses

  1. politicalislamisjewishsite
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    LOL.. this politicalislam is not written or done by muslims.. haha.. we know who the hidden culprits..behind this site! God knows…

  2. Terry Washington
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    Personally I think “Islamophobia” has the same semantic overtones as “anti_Sovietism” during the Cold War- a convenient “boo word”!

  3. marc
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    Allah will humble the unbelievers. Allah and His apostle are free from obligations to idol-worshipers. Proclaim a woeful punishment to the unbelievers. – 9:2-3

  4. Dave
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    Hello Mr. Warner,

    I find your insight of Islam quite educating; however, it disturbs me when men of God use the tools of Satan to make their points.

    You chose to use a Hollywood movie from an industry that hates our Lord Jesus Christ. Throughout the movie, I was in total discomfort and should have left, but I didn’t, I tolerated the abuse and disrespect for our Lord in the filth that came from Clint Eastwood’s mouth.

    Over and over again he swore, abused and used the Lords name in vain, may God forgive me for such weakness in tolerance just so I could see first hand your tool of choice to make a point.

    At the time it wasn’t you but someone like you, trying to make a point. For all your education you can do better.

    May God have mercy on our souls for tolerating it even once.

    We are a bunch of sad, pathetic and embarrassing Christians when we fail to make a stand.

    Dave

  5. Elsa
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    Hello Bill,

    Thank you for the amazing stats you present.

    What if, I ask, we had had no word of the Holocaust? What if, in fact, we had been told that the Nazi movement was a movement of peace and love? And what if any reference to something not-nice we heard about the Nazis were countered with, the Nazi movement is a movement of peace and love. And what if we were coming upon the first traces? And then more and more? And more?

    And what if we were met – even by non-Nazis – by denial that the Nazis stood for anything but peace and love, that all political ideologies were equal?

    That is what comes to mind as I read the statistics.

    By the way, if you’re curious about why the West is so blind to these things, come to: ElsasSecrets.com

  6. DrMark
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    Thank you for a great article…after 2 deployments to the middle east I have come to the conclusion that our own constitution will continue to be used as a weapon against us. Islam in the U.S. (in the wolrd for that matter) is a cancer that can only be met head on, militarily if needed. As a mental health professional I am considering developing a similar scale to refute the pseudo-psychiatric term: homophobia.

  7. Elsa
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    Thank you for the amazing stats you present.

    What if, I ask, we had had no word of the Holocaust? What if, in fact, we had been told that the Nazi movement was a movement of peace and love? And what if any reference to something not-nice we heard about the Nazis were countered with, the Nazi movement is a movement of peace and love. And what if we were coming upon the first traces? And then more and more? And more?

    And what if we were met – even by non-Nazis – by denial that the Nazis stood for anything but peace and love, that all political ideologies were equal?

    That is what comes to mind as I read the statistics.

    By the way, if you’re curious about why the West is so blind to these things, come to:

    http://ElsasSecrets.com

  8. Ivan Schultz
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    Thank you Bill! This should teach everyone who does not know!

  9. Vicky
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    This should be posted on http://www.americanthinker.com

  10. Democracyistheanswer
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    Islam’s source texts read like arrest warrants and rap sheets for pursuit and capture of evil criminals.

    Is that how modern Moslems see us…the kafirs?

    Is the Moslem down the street from me aware that Allah commanded me to be arrested and subjugated?

    Is the ‘moderate’ Moslem down the street waiting for the moment to arrive when Moslems are in the majority and then mass-murder the kafirs as the Sultan of Turkey decreed in his Universal Fatwa of 1915? Three million Christian subjects of the Turkish Empire were killed in a genocide that lasted 7 years.

    Could that happen again? Could it happen here?

  11. Kim Bruce
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    I took the acid test for Islamophobia and found out that I am not Islamophobic at all.

    My friends, negihbors and relatives who think I am Islamophobic are merely hiding their true feelings about Islam out of fear of persecution or ridicule. They are the true misunderstanders of Islam.

    I am not recommending to them that they take the Islamophobia Acid Test and find out if they are kidding themselves.

    Political correctness has to be damned and apologists must learn the truth by reading Political Islam, or Prophet of Doom or joining sites like JihadWatch. Winds of Jihad, and Atlas Shrugs.

  12. Carole
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    It`s as I thought , there is nothing good in Islam for the unbelievers!
    The followers, if they have read the Islamic holy books ( which is not my definition ) cannot help but treat everyone who is not a follower with distaste, all the while by pretending to be pleasant to your face, but disliking you deep down, are the ones who are bigoted and who have the phobia!
    I suppose, in the light of the messages in these books, they cannot help being hostile to unbelievers!
    A very backward belief, it beats me how they don`t smell a rat!

  13. Not a Muslim
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    Wow. This blows my mind. How can anyone be this stupid – I have a hard time believing this isn’t satire. This is just unbelievably dumb, stuff a sixth-grader could tell was so dumb. I have nothing else to say, except that I just lost 3629 brain cells.

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