The founder of the blog has made a video in English about why one is being manipulated by the word Islamophobia.He is from France and says it with an elegant and charming Parisian accent.Here I want to add more details to his argument.
First watch his 2 minute commentary:
The Meaning of the Greek Word “Phobia”
It means irrational fear.And it can be applied to anything,an irrational fear of heights,an irrational fear of spiders.
Can one have an irrational fear of a Set of Ideas,an Ideology?
Yes,one can.One can have an irrational fear of:
1.The ideology called Capitalism
2.The Ideology called Atheism
3.The Ideology called Socialism/Communism
On the second hand,maybe there are aspects of those ideologies regarding which it is not irrational to fear.
Is it against Freedom of Speech to Legally Punish people who have an Irrational Fear of Atheism?
The answer is yes.And not just regarding atheism but regarding Capitalism,Agnosticism,etc.Nobody in their sane mind would agree to fine a person $500,or 6 months in jail,or execution for speaking against Atheism.
What is Islam?
It is a set of ideas,an ideology of a religious nature.Just like Judaism,Christianity,Hinduism.
What is Islamophobia?
It would be an irrational fear of Islam,a set of ideas.So in no way,shape or form can one say Islamophobia=racism.Since a race is not a belief system but a physical condition.
Is Islamophobia the Equivalent of Judeophobia/Antisemitism?
Not at all,it is absurd.Islam is an ideology while Jews are a people.Judeophobia is an irrational fear of Jews,and they are of flesh and blood,not a abstract ideology.The true equivalent of Islamophobia is Judaismophobia.Do you agree people should be sent to jail for hostile opinions of Judaism?No,so then in the same way nobody should be punished for Islamophobia.
Muslims are the people who believe in Islam and being logical the act of discriminating them or persecuting them because of their faith is anti-human rights and the correct word is Muslimophobia,not Islamophobia.
In the same way that persecution of Jews for being Jews is Judeophobia and an irrational fear of Judaism is Judaismophobia.
Virtually all the Muslim intellectuals say:”Islamophobia should be legally punished,it is a crime.”Even those in the West.What they show is their disregard for our human right of free speech.It is very sad,and even more so that alot of non-Muslims are convinced by the wordplay.
The Magician’s Trick
It consists of saying Islamophobia=discrimination of Muslims=in effect Muslimophobia.Watch these videos(very short each,about 2 minutes each one) about Islamophobia and you will see how they make the illogical equivalence all the time.
It is as illogical as saying Judaismophobia=Judeophobia or Capitalismophobia= Capitalistophobia, or Ideas=persons,pure illogic.