After Paris: the myth of Islamophobia

Fear of rampant anti-Muslim sentiment is really a fear of the people.

The deaths were still being tolled, the casualties still being taken to hospital. But while the rest of the world was coming to terms with the Paris attacks, those keen to see anti-Muslim prejudice and bigotry everywhere just couldn’t help themselves. Out the familiar lines came: ‘demagogues [will] immediately blame it on Muslims’;‘terrorist attacks in Paris are going to trigger more anti-Muslim sentiments in Europe’; ‘a field day for Islamophobes’; and, from the UK, ‘too often the response to such attacks is to hold responsible and scapegoat all Muslims’.

That so many commentators and MuslimsAreNotTerrorist hashtaggers were quick to dust off this tale of rampant anti-Muslim feeling just waiting to explode shouldn’t have been a surprise.

h/t Marvin

  • BradThomas

    The usual suspects will keep assuring us that not all Muslims are terrorists, and that we need to avoid an “Islamaphobic” backlash, blah, blah, blah – we all know the routine.

    Meanwhile, Muslims will continue to commit more and more terrorist acts worldwide.

    • Mark DeFord Eletion

      Many of those usual suspects might be working for (or accepting rewards from) one or more of the many PR companies working for muslim groups.

    • mobuyus

      If we just shut up and pay no attention we will be alright no.

  • Hard Little Machine

    CNN had a survivor of the attacks who happens to be a Muslim American. The CNN flunkie was desperate to get her to say everyone in America hates Muslims as a result. But she couldn’t because it’s not true.

    • Link?

      • Hard Little Machine

        It’s called ‘TV’.

  • Ali

    Its the jews who create and spread lies about Islam encouraging violence when the word Islam means peace.

    • terrence

      Islam does NOT mean “peace”, you uninformed ignoramus, it means SUBMISSION or SURRENDER.

      • He’s using Taqyia on us, it means that as a Muslim, he’s allowed to lie to Kaffirs

    • mobuyus

      Go tongue the inner rim of your goats anus ali.i

    • Waffle

      You were just waiting for an opportunity to slip in your poisonous hatred, weren’t you?

    • Xavier

      I thought it meant goat fellater.

    • V10_Rob

      That’s the part that has always amazed me, how islamists can talk out both sides of their ass at the same time.

      Jihadists commit some atrocity, and ‘ordinary’ muslims celebrate in the streets and declare the attackers holy martyrs and exemplary heroes. And when polled, they declare support for the terrorist group and their goals, and confidently assert that their Caliphate will rule over all one day.

      Then, without even stopping to catch their breath, they insist it’s all false flags and propaganda by the Joooooooos to give them a bad name.

    • you’re a lying Muzzrat using Taqqia on everyone. We are on to you, liar. You’re going to die a painful death along with all the rest of ISIS you scum bag

    • This is you, you goat lover.


      That’s what we think of your “prophet”, you Jew hater

  • Ron MacDonald

    This sums the probably fairly well.

  • Maggat

    Seems strange calling a fear of being killed by some fanatic without warning a phobia. Appears to me to be common sense.

    • Exactly so.

    • V10_Rob

      ‘Phobia’ implies the fear is irrational, rare, and possibly imaginary.

      We aren’t afflicted with ‘Islamophobia,’ it’s ‘Islam Pattern Recognition.’

  • Achmed

    There are right wing terrorists, communist terrorists and terrorists in every group.

    It is racist to say there are a Muslim terrorists. They are only terrorists and it has nothing to do with Islam.

    • Xavier

      You are a liar, but I am indeed racist and it serves me quite well.

    • mobuyus

      None of the other ones leave behind mass graves filled with raped Yazidi women and children. Let’s call them islamic terrorists if it helps you sleep at night.

    • Islam is not a race, idiot

      • Dude, sometimes people are just messing with you.

        • I think this Achmed was actually serious, he really does call people racists when they call out the Islamic terrorists

    • WalterBannon

      Achmed – you should go away and kill yourself quietly

  • Clear Thinker

    This is the extension of the Manchester Protocol. Whenever a muslim terrorist is caught and arrested, he has to declare he was tortured. This is now part of main stream islam, the obligation to lie to the Infidel, and so it goes. Muslims have to fear other muslims in that they who have their nasty side lay dormant whilst in west, have to be ready to unleash it at a moments notice upon the suspecting realists of which I am one, or they will be attacked by other mulsims who don’t hide their hate all that well, but are protected by disingenuous liberal white guilters, many of whom, have never been properly punched in the face.

  • ontario john

    Breaking News!! Islamophobia is running rampant all over Toronto! Yes, City TV News at 5 has none stop coverage of hate crimes being committed all over Toronto today, against the religion of peace. This includes hate crimes on the internet. Maybe Blazing Cat Fur will be charged with hate crimes, as the elites in the media call for human rights investigations. So be careful in your visiting Toronto people. Islamophobes are all over the place. And the community newspapers the Toronto Star owns across the province have instruction to parents on how to discuss the recent terror attacks in Paris. Don’t mention religion.

  • Ibn Warraq stated perfectly how Islam is a culture of would-be victims. Useful idiots feed that delusion.

  • tom_billesley

    After Paris, the viewpoint of UK Labour Party shadow chancellor John McDonnell will be a comfort to mahometans traumatised by fear of backlash. He subscribed to a policy document calling for police to be disarmed, special police squads to be disbanded, and intelligence service MI5 to be abolished.

    • V10_Rob

      70 odd years ago, he’d be condemning Brits for being Germanophobic, reminding them that only a small percentage of Jerry were Nazis, and chiding that the odds of being killed by a V2 were miniscule.

  • marty_p

    Toronto media on another Muslims are victims shit fit today …TTC last night 3 people hassled 2 Muslimas asking if they were planning on blowing up the subway train. Somebody painted anti Muslim graffiti on a Go train…the horror …the horror…. meanwhile in Israel 5 Jews murdered by Palis today…doesn’t even make the Star….

    • reidjr

      I think were going to see a whole ton of hate crime claims as it feeds the extreme left agenda then when there are massive riots which again fits there agenda.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    “Backlash” means returning the favour tit for tat, evening the score, an eye for an eye, not nasty looks on the subway or hurtful remarks at work; as far as I know there are not 150 dead and at least 300 wounded innocent Muslims in Paris so until that occurs I wish everyone would just shut the f*** up about “backlash”.

  • moraywatson

    All the terrorists are muslims.
    All muslims are devoted to allah.
    I’m not xenophobic or racist. I’m simply awake enough to understand that islam is a problem, all of it. And that islam is made up of muslims, all of them.
    There is nothing good about islam, if you cherish individual freedoms, because islam is all about totalitarianism. So there is nothing good about muslims, because they are all totalitarians.