Why Theresa May Is Wrong To Suggest That Islamophobia Is A Form Of Extremism

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Why Theresa May Is Wrong To Suggest That Islamophobia Is A Form Of Extremism

Post by Thorin on Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:43 am

In response to the horrific events in Finsbury Park, Theresa May rightly described the attack as “an evil borne out of hatred and it has devastated a community”. In doing so, she captured the outrage that many were feeling.


What was interesting however was the way in which she referred to Islamophobia. According to her, Islamophobia was a form of extremism. Of course, any attempt to tackle Islamophobia is not only welcome but so too long overdue in the British political spaces especially as the Conservatives had gone silent on the issue once the impotence of its Cross-Government Working Group on Anti-Muslim Hate had been exposed. However, referring to Islamophobia as a form of extremism and indeed continuing to frame it in this way is extremely problematic.


Much has been made about the fact that Islamophobia is difficult to define. This isn’t exclusive to Islamophobia. In fact the same is true of all discriminatory phenomena including racism, homophobia and sexism among others. As an attempt to bring some consistency to the debate, I recently submitted a briefing paper to MPs suggesting that a definition of Islamophobia could be shaped from a Governmentally-endorsed working definition of Antisemitism. In this way, I suggested:


“Islamophobia is a certain perception of Muslims, which may be expressed as hatred toward Muslims. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of Islamophobia are directed toward Muslim or non-Muslim individuals and/or their property, toward Muslim community institutions and religious facilities”

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-chris-allen/islamophobia_b_17214242.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

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Re: Why Theresa May Is Wrong To Suggest That Islamophobia Is A Form Of Extremism

Post by veya_victaous on Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:29 am

EDL are extremists, not all Islamophobia is extremism but their type is.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:50 pm

EDL oppose dangerous islamists and poisonous islamist ideology...


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Post by Original Quill on Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:29 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:EDL oppose dangerous islamists and poisonous islamist ideology...

And the innocent and good Muslims as well. C'mon tommy...the problem is that islamophobists go further and target innocent people as well.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:02 pm

Original Quill wrote:
Tommy Monk wrote:EDL oppose dangerous islamists and poisonous islamist ideology...

And the innocent and good Muslims as well.  C'mon tommy...the problem is that islamophobists go further and target innocent people as well.



Oooohhh!!!

Another made up word of bullshit!!!


Opposing dangerous islamists and poisonous islamist ideology should be applauded and supported by all... including all the so called 'innocent and good Muslims' you speak of...!


It is only those who claim otherwise who are suffering from any real 'phobia'... and that is VERITAPHOBIA!!!

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Re: Why Theresa May Is Wrong To Suggest That Islamophobia Is A Form Of Extremism

Post by Original Quill on Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:25 am

Tommy Monk wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

And the innocent and good Muslims as well.  C'mon tommy...the problem is that islamophobists go further and target innocent people as well.



Oooohhh!!!

Another made up word of bullshit!!!


Opposing dangerous islamists and poisonous islamist ideology should be applauded and supported by all... including all the so called 'innocent and good Muslims' you speak of...!


It is only those who claim otherwise who are suffering from any real 'phobia'... and that is VERITAPHOBIA!!!

Who blows up those mosques, indiscriminately?

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Post by nicko on Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:18 am

No Mosques have been "blown up" where did you get that idea?
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Re: Why Theresa May Is Wrong To Suggest That Islamophobia Is A Form Of Extremism

Post by veya_victaous on Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:19 am

Tommy Monk wrote:EDL oppose dangerous islamists and poisonous islamist ideology...


EDL are extremists, of the ultra-nationalist variant
and the EDL where also ranting about poles etc too I've seen enough vids to see the are Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes


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