The largest student union in the United Kingdom has rejected a motion to condemn ISIS for its brutal treatment of the Kurds on the grounds that it could be seen as anti-Muslim “Islamophobia,” a British newspaper has reported.
The political split in the student body over the conflict in the Middle East erupted after a motion was put forward last month to the executive council of the National Union of Students. It asked students to express “solidarity” with the Kurds in Iraq and Syria who are engaged in a bloody struggle against ISIS terrorists, reported the Independent.
Robert Spencer, author of the blog Jihadwatch for the David Horowitz Freedom Center, said the charge of “Islamophobia” is frequently used to intimidate people into thinking there is something wrong with opposing jihad terror and Islamic supremacism.
“Here we have a textbook case of how true that is,” said Spencer. “The motion failed because some thought it would promote ‘interventionism’ — as if it would suffice to condemn the Islamic State but recommend that nothing be done about it. This is the suicidal idiocy that is the dominant mainstream in the public discourse in both the U.K. and the U.S., and will lead — unless its stranglehold is broken — to the death of both societies”…