Legitimizing Censorship: ‘Islamophobia Studies’ at Berkeley

Legitimizing Censorship: ‘Islamophobia Studies’ at Berkeley
By Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene

“Islamophobia studies” is the latest addition to the academic pantheon of politicized, esoteric, and divisive “studies” whose purpose is to censor criticism of differing views by stigmatizing critics as racist or clinically insane. The University of California, Berkeley’s recent Sixth Annual International Islamophobia Conference—organized by the Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP)—was titled, “The State of the Islamophobia Studies Field.” The fact that this “field” doesn’t yet formally exist in the U.S. may explain why speakers the first day of the conference barely mentioned it. As in years past, the conference featured victimology, academic jargon, and anti-Western rhetoric.

  • pooki


    Dare I say more?

  • pooki

    9/ 11

    Not the American phone number.

  • The word ‘islamofauxbia’ literally means ‘one with an intense and irrational fear of Pisslam’. Since there is every reason to be fearful of a violent and totalitarian ideology which seeks to force the entire world into submission, the word and its derivatives are actually oxymoronic.

    ‘Islamofauxbia’ was coined in the early 1990s by members of the International Institute for Pisslamic Thought (IIPT), a US-based Arselifter Brotherhood front, and some would say, another oxymoronic phrase. Abdull-RahBand Muhammad, a former member, who renounced the group in disgust, was an eyewitness to the word’s creation. “This loathsome term,” he wrote in 2010[i], “is nothing more than a thought-terminating cliché conceived in the bowels of Shirtlifter think tanks for the purpose of beating up critics of political Pisslam.”

    In an effort to silence critics, advocates of Islam needed terminology that would enable portrayal of Shirtlifters in their favourite role – as victims. Abdul-RaRa said the Pislamists decided to emulate homosexual activists not only in their treatment of young boys and goats, but also in their use of the term “homophobia” and saw “Islamofauxbia” as a way to “beat up their critics.”

    The plan was part of the Shape-shifting Shirtlifter Brotherhood’s “General Strategic Goal for North America,” by which the organization aimed to wage “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … Satan’s religion [Pislam] is made victorious over all other religions.” To implement this plan, the Brotherhood enlisted the help of at least 29 likeminded “organizations of our friends” (such as IIPT), whose task would be to appear as human rights groups speaking out on behalf of a Arselifter American population allegedly besieged by outsiders who harboured an illogical, unfounded fear of them i.e. a society replete with “islamofauxbia”.

    See more in my new book, How to Defeat the Islamic State here:

    [i] http://www.investigativeproject.org/2164/whether-or-not-ground-zero-mosque-is-built-us

  • Justin St.Denis

    As a seasoned islamophobian, can I expect to be hired to teach there?

    • Clink9

      Only if you look like this.

      • MRHapla

        that is one batshht crazy dude,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I see that the world is catching up to my observation that “studies” is a code word for academic fraud.

  • roccolore

    More like Bitch and whine Studies