Protesters shout slogans during a protest on a road leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa September 21, 2012. They were protesting against an anti-Islam film made in the U.S. mocking the Prophet Mohammad. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION)

Terrorism and West’s Islamophobia

Islamic Rage boys

“The underlying problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilization whose people [is] convinced of the superiority of their culture and [is] obsessed with the inferiority of their power.” These are words of Samuel P. Huntington in The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of the World Order, which was published in 1996, when there was a good image of the West among Muslims’ minds because the West had helped the Muslims to liberate Afghanistan from the occupation of Soviet. A few years later (1999), it fought a war to save Muslims in Kosovo.

However, the statement of Huntington is clearly indicating that the fear of Islam in the West is there even before 9/11; when there was no apparent drift between Islam and the West…

…Why does the West fear Islam so much? According to many scholars, Islam is a fast-spreading religion in the West and it may challenge their social, political and economic system in the future…

  • just a thought

    Those guys have seen “Animal House” one too many times.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    I don’t fear it.
    I despise it.

  • winniec

    Resistance to jihad is ‘Islamophobia’. Resistance to Islamic supremacism and misogyny is ‘Islamophobia’. Resistance to genocide is ‘Islamophobia’.

    • Shebel

      Resist the term “Islamophobia”
      It is always taken out of context.

    • Minicapt



  • Waffle

    I know I’m being very picky today, but I can only shake my head in disbelief when I read stuff like this:

    “After Bolshevik Revolution in Soviet Union, the West considered Communism as an eminent threat, which ended two and half decades ago, and now Islam is a fear for the West.”

    The anonymous author of this op-ed is obviously unaware of the communist takeover of Ontario.

    • David Murrell

      Agreed, the author towards the end of the essay assigns a moral equivalency, between the Islamic and non-Islamic world. I like the pic of the Islamic rage boys though. I couldn’t see having breakfast with guys like these.

  • Tokenn

    This is a very selective view of reality…which seems typical of Muslim commentators. The prevalence of jeans and T-shirts in Muslim society hardly indicates anything but the most trivial cultural effect of Western culture. The prevalence of burka, niqab and the constant Muslim pressure for legal privilege in the form of anti-free speech legislation, tolerance of sharia law and custom and lawfare in general aren’t remotely equivalent

    If Western countries treated Moslems the way Christians and Jews [not to mention the ‘wrong kind’ of Moslems] are treated in Islamic territory where Sharia holds sway…well, just imagine…

  • Shebel

    Resistance to Jihad is a courageous stance to protect your Culture.
    Resistance to Islamic Supremacy is a courageous stance to protect your Faith.

    Resistance to genocide is a courageous stance to protect your People.

  • simus1

    A similar mindset of receiving no acknowledgement for their grandiose opinions of themselves by others got the late comers to nationhood Germans into losing two world wars and the super racist Japanese into catastrophically losing one.

    The muslims are obviously next up in the batting order when they think the time is ripe with even less depth and smarts.

  • pdxnag

    Fear? What fear, fanciful or real? (Wrong question, wrong framing.)

    We reject tyranny. We would not relabel rejection of tyranny as an unreasonable tyrannophobia that must be squashed so as to let tyranny rein free. Islam is just yet another tyrannical form of government, by design. We can reject tyranny. We can reject Islam. We can oppose Islam, and all proponents of Islam, with as much gusto as any budding tyrant of any stripe.

    The author trots out victimoloy 101:

    It is the resistance to Islamic conquest and domination that the author says “at times provoke Muslims[.]”

    And that it is “Muslims themselves [that] have suffered more badly due to [pious Muslims carrying out the will of Allah].”

    I say let the moderate Muslim reject the inherently violent Islam, and declare their apostasy. It is this that “will produce a more homogenous society which will ensure peace and prosperity for future generations[.]”