One of the favorite accusations that Muslims throw at anyone who criticises Islam is that they are 'racist'. Of course Islam is not a race, it is a predatory supremacist totalitarian ideology similar to Nazism and Stalinism, but wrapped up in religious garb.
You can't change your race, because it's determined by your genes; but you can change your religion, because it's determined by your memes.
However, being called 'racist' or 'Nazi' (see Taqiyya) is such a heinous accusation that logic goes out of the window, and consequently Muslims play the race card all the time to silence their critics, as the following examples show...
"My talks at university campuses sometimes occasion protests featuring Leftists and Islamists who call me names. A favorite of theirs is "racist." This year, for example, a "Stand up to Racism Rally" anticipated my talk at the Rochester Institute of Technology, I was accused of racism against Muslim immigrants at Dartmouth College, and pamphlets at the University of Toronto charged me with "anti-Muslim racism."
Anti-Muslim racism? That oxymoron puzzled me. Islam being a religion with followers of every race and pigmentation, where might race enter the picture? Dictionaries agree that racism concerns race, not religion:
* American Heritage: "The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others. Discrimination or prejudice based on race."
* Merriam-Webster: "A belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. Racial prejudice or discrimination."
* Oxford: "The belief that there are characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to each race. Discrimination against or antagonism towards other races."
Taking advantage of Political Correctness
"Muslims are very well aware that infidels throughout the west are largely unaware of the serious threat Islam poses to them. In the case of Britain - and of course most western nations but let's confine this to Britain - Muslims also know that one of our noteworthy virtues is also one of our main weaknesses: our tolerance of other people and of other cultures.
They are also aware that multiculturalism and political correctness - those evil twin spawns of Marxism - have brainwashed our people into hating their own cultures and traditions and to accepting that all people are equal. Jihadists also know that if anyone dares to speak out against Islam, they can be silenced by branding them as "haters", "Islamophobes" and of course "racists".
Fear of these Orwellian thought-control hate-crimes has placed a gag on our people and blinded them to an enemy that is determined to conquer them and subjugate them. Brainwashed and blinded, they will also confront their own people who have the courage to expose Islam for the violent, oppressive and intolerant faith it truly is by apologising for and defending the Islamic religion and in so doing, they unwittingly advance the Islamic jihad." http://isupporttheresistance.blogspot.com/2009/03/resistance-british-counter-jihad.html
Typical example of (deliberately?) muddled thinking
Liz Fekete - Institute of Race Relations, IRR’s European Race Audit:
"Across Europe, the ‘war on terror’ is having a major impact on race relations policies. New legislation, policing and counter-terrorist measures are casting Muslims, whether settled or immigrant, as the ‘enemy within’. In the process, the parameters of xeno-racism, which targets impoverished asylum seekers, have been extended to Muslim communities. Islam is seen as a threat to Europe, which is responding not only with draconian attacks on civil rights but also with moves to roll back multiculturalism and promote monocultural homogeneity through assimilation. Hence ‘integration’ measures - like France’s banning of the hijab - become an adjunct to anti-terrorist law. This is not just ‘Islamophobia’ but structured anti-Muslim racism." http://rac.sagepub.com/cgi/content/short/46/1/3
Is Opposition to Sharia Law Racist?
"There is a very amusing thread on the MPACUK site with regard to the anti sharia demonstration that took place yesterday in central London. When Muslims begin calling Iranian communists racists then it shows that this argument is being worn very thin. People who oppose Sharia are not racist but whoever seems to stand up in opposition to it, be they leftwing, rightwing, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Atheist, Zoroastrian, Hindu or Sikh, get that ubiquitous label. They think that by applying this appellation they are absolved from coherent argument." http://beernsandwiches.blogspot.com/2009/03/is-opposition-to-sharia-law-racist.html
Knee-jerk accusations of inciting racial hatred.
"I can only imagine what would happen if I organised a march through my local town, Halifax, to protest at the number of Christians tortured and executed by Muslims simply for their beliefs. For example, last Friday 22 families in Afghanistan were under a death sentence for believing in Jesus, but I cannot protest. I would be branded Islamaphobic. I would be accused of inciting racial hatred. I would end up in court. I expect I will even be accused of racial hatred for writing this letter as people see the word "Muslim" and react without looking at the context." http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/letters-to-the-editor/Muslims-allowed-to-protest-while.5072560.jp
Race card fails!
Muslims on the school's board of governors "wanted more formal Islamic worship in the school and closer links with the local mosque." When they didn't get what they wanted, they accused the head teacher of "racism" and "Islamophobia." But in a refreshing bit of anti-dhimmitude in the UK, this time intimidation and smears did not win the day. http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/03/uk-head-teacher-wins-400000-after-false-accusations-of-racism-and-islamophobia.html
Race card is multipurpose get out of jail card
"I have just added yet another article to the UK Enrichment News which reports on some of the benefits brought to Our Country by the colonisers. It details how yet another single, lone white male was chased and hunted down by another pack of "Asians" who then proceed to enrich him. And the "Asian" defence? You know it already. The lone white male made "racist comments" to them. Sod of with that card we are heartily sick of you people playing it. Deport the scum as soon as they are out of jail, which will be in no time. You can go read the details here yourself. If you like to see someone being kicked like a football before being jumped on, you can view the video there also. http://isupporttheresistance.blogspot.com/2009/03/so-what-does-being-enriched-look-like.html
UN passes resolution calling for criminalization of criticism of Islam
And that includes, of course, any honest examination of how jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to make recruits. So not only does this herald the death of free speech, but it also leaves us mute and defenseless before the advancing global jihad.
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human-rights body approved a proposal backed by Muslims [sic] nations Thursday urging the passage of laws around the world protecting religion from criticism.
The proposal by Pakistan had drawn strong criticism from free-speech campaigners and liberal democracies.
A simple majority of 23 members of the 47-nation Human Rights Council voted in favor of the resolution. Eleven mostly Western nations opposed it and 13 countries abstained.
The resolution urges states to provide "protection against acts of hatred, discrimination, intimidation and coercion resulting from defamation of religions and incitement to religious hatred in general."
It sounds good until you realize that "incitement to religious hatred" includes such acts as quoting the Qur'an passages that jihadists use to recruit and motivate terrorists.
The council is dominated by Muslim and African countries. Muslim nations have argued that religions, in particular Islam, must be shielded from criticism in the media and other areas of public life. They cited cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad as an example of unacceptable free speech.
"Islam is frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism," the resolution said.
India, which normally votes along with the council's majority of developing nations, abstained in protest at the fact that Islam was the only religion specifically named as deserving protection. India's Ambassador Gopinathan Achamkulangare said the resolution "inappropriately" linked religious criticism to racism. http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/03/un-passes-resolution-calling-for-criminalization-of-criticism-of-islam.html
CAIR accuses critics of Nazism
Groups like CAIR deny the very existence of radical Islam and blame the problem on "hatemongers." I am sorry to tell Mr. Ayloush that the primary factor causing an image problem for Islam today is the existence of rampant Islamic terrorism and extremism. CAIR says that the term "Islamic terrorist" is racist and that terrorism has no religion. I wish it he could have convinced the 19 Muslim hijackers on September 11th or the four UK Muslims who bombed a London subway in July 2005 or any of those responsible for more than 50,000 attacks carried in the name of Islam. All of these were Islamic terrorists motivated by their particular belief in Islam.
In characteristic projection, Mr. Ayloush accuses me of reciting Nazi-like rhetoric, while CAIR has repeatedly invited a neo-Nazi to be keynote speakers at CAIR conferences. CAIR invited neo-Nazi William Baker to be a major speaker at CAIR events. Baker was chairman of the "Populist Party" – founded by neo-Nazi Willis Carto in 1984, and organized its national convention that year. Carto, a founder of the American Nazi party, also started the Southern California-based Institute for Historical Review, a group whose central purpose was to deny the Holocaust before it was put out of business. http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.2839/pub_detail.asp
Allah, Jihad, and “She has a Bomb in Her Coffee” Are Now Racist Remarks???
Again, we must continually point out to authorities that Muslims are NOT a race, but merely adherents of a piss-poor excuse of a religion that was started by a mass-murdering pedophile. So, to label remarks directed at a religion as being “racist” is to play into the hands of those enemies who wish to shut down any criticism of Islam and who are engaged in a stealth jihad to implement Sharia Law in America by playing the victimized race card.
So, are we bigoted for thinking that the religion of Islam is about as legitimate as a “professional” wrestling match? Well, by today’s Libtard pro-tolerance movement standards which label even Jesus a bigot; Sure, whatever…
But racist? Give me break. This is about ideologies, not nationalities.
Anti-Islamic remarks allegedly spark scuffle at Brookline High Brookline — Brookline police are looking into a fight between two high school students that apparently stemmed from a series of racist remarks aimed at Muslim students. http://doctorbulldog.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/allah-jihad-and-she-has-a-bomb-in-her-coffee-are-now-racist-remarks/
Unfounded allegations of racism ruin teacher's career
Two officials from Shah Jahan pursued a 'hidden agenda' forcibly to transform a local, secular primary school into an Islamic faith school. Their aggressive campaign of 'anti-Christian' lobbying and unfounded allegations of racism and Islamophobia managed to destroy what had been a model school. Its inspirational headmistress was reduced to a nervous wreck, to the extent that she has now left education altogether.
Porkophobia - Oink! Oink!
A Muslim chef was "stressed and humiliated" after being switched to a job where he was expected to cook pork products, a tribunal has heard. Hasanali Khoja from Edgware, north-west London, said even wearing gloves or using tongs to cook would not protect him from the risk of splashes. Mr Khoja, who was working for the Metropolitan Police, also alleges that racist gestures were made at him. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8044099.stm
UAF on anti-Muslim racism
“We are against any form of totalitarianism and basically we regard Islam as the nastiest form of totalitarianism ever devised. “We fundamentally oppose any introduction of sharia law into England, the UK and the European Union.”
Which all seems rather reasonable. However, UAF say on their website:
Islamophobia – bigotry against Muslims – is as unacceptable as any other form of racism. [Er, racism? Is Islam a race? When did that happen?] http://ibloga.blogspot.com/2009/09/are-antis-really-so-anti.html
Child abuser plays race card - gets acquitted of female genital mutilation.
Amsterdam - A Dutch court Friday acquitted a father of circumcising his daughter, saying it could not be proved he was responsible for permanently mutilating the child. However, the 30-year-old Moroccan-born defendant was found guilty of abusing the girl, now aged six, whom he repeatedly bit and hit, the court said. The family court in Haarlem, north of Amsterdam, sentenced him to three months' imprisonment, meaning he was immediately freed, having been arrested already last year.
Public prosecutor spokesman Michiel van der Heijden told reporters the prosecution would appeal the decision not to convict the father of permanently mutilating his daughter. The father, who has dual Dutch and Moroccan nationality, was arrested after his daughter told her foster mother her father 'put scissors' in her genitals. Investigators later established the girl's clitoris and inner labia had been cut off, the court heard. At a hearing on September 3, the prosecutor demanded a six-year jail term. The father pleaded not guilty and accused the public prosecutor of 'racism'. http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1500736.php/Dutch-court-acquits-man-of-circumcising-daughter
Why we must stop legitimizing Muslim grievances
'There is no surer path to Muslim violence than through the legitimization of Muslim grievance. And once you accept the legitimacy of the grievance, then you are also bound to accept the legitimacy of the violence that follows.
Violence begins with grievance. Grievance is the pretext for violence and the narrative for the violence. Liberals make a fetish of separating the grievance from the violence, emphasizing constructive means of resolving the grievance. But what do you do when the grievance and the violence are inseparable?
Grievance is the stories that Muslims tell themselves to justify their violence. To explain why they kill children and why they murder the innocent. The list of grievances is an endless as the violence. Every act of violence carries its own narrative. The endless Muslim conflicts throughout the world all carry their burden of history. But it isn't a history that can be resolved with a tolerance session... More
See also Victimhood - when they can't dominate, they sulk and play the victim at Everything you need to know about Islam
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