Islamophobia vs Antisemitism

British Columnist for The Times, Melanie Phillips, critiques attempts by the Left to equate Antisemitism with Islamophobia, distorting the truth about Islamism in the process.

h/t Marvin

  • Jim Horne

    The difference between Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism is the difference between truth and lies.

    But, the claim of Islamophobia has a characteristic which simply is not acknowledged. The difference between Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism is the difference between truth and lies.

    Anti-Semitism is a true prejudice because Anti-Semitism rests entirely on lies and liables about the Jewish people. Whatever form these lies and liables take they are untrue.

    Islamophobia, on the other hand, is a false prejudice designed to shutdown the telling of truths about Muslims or Islam. Because if you tell the truth that there is a problem within the Islamic world. There is a problem within Muslim culture to do with extremism. There are problems to do with Islamic theology and history, with which Muslims themselves have to deal. Any kind of criticism of Islam or Muslims which is based on evidence and fact and truth is said to be Islamophobic. Any criticism is said to Islamophobic because no criticism can be tolerated of Islam or Muslims.

    So, Islamophobia is the accusation that shuts down legitimate debate, not just about Muslim Anti-Semitism but about all the problems to do with the Islamic world.
    Melanie Phillips

    • It is one of the BIG Lies of our era.

    • disqusW6sf

      Phillips’ argument is so persuasive that it is nothing but the truth.

  • Gary

    Gays try to equate their plight to Blacks during the slavery era. Now muslim Org’s are trying to paint themselves as victims that are equal the japanese Americans in the 1940’s and fear they will be put in camps.
    How odd though that Muslims ARE in UN camps which include the one in Jordan that goes back to 1949 and yet not one word even fir the Camps in Lebanon .

    I guess that to muslims…. you can’t be oppressed until you have freedom .

  • Shebel

    WOW !
    This Lady has managed to answer most questions about Anti-Semitism.
    The Children should be forced to listen to this as part of the curriculum.
    She has nailed the Politicians –scumbags that they are.
    I have never read anything quite like this. I listened to it twice.
    She even managed to explain the phenomenon of Islamophobia.
    Melanie Phillips

  • Shebel

    For me— I think that Melanie missed one point for – derogatory thoughts about the Jews.
    She probably could not say it–but- I can.
    It is simple , unadulterated—


  • Shebel

    How many people are jealous of the Muslims ?
    They are just afraid of them.