After the massacre of Jews in France, the mainstream media was more concerned about a backlash of "Islamaphobia" then they were about the future of Jews in France. It was as though Jewish lives didn't count. Although Jews make up only 0.7% of France's population, last year Jews were the targets of 40% of all hate crime. Its not much different here. In America in 2012 of 1,340 victims of an anti-religious hate crime, 62.4 percent were victims of an offender’s anti-Jewish bias, and 11.6 percent were victims of an anti-Islamic bias.
So why is there so much noise about "Islamophopbia"?
Ten years ago the Organization of Islamic Cooperation began to prioritize protecting the reputation of Islam. A confederation of "politicians, diplomats, writers, academics, bloggers and activists" began targeting anyone, Muslim or non-Muslim that besmirched the name of Islam, using threats and harassment to silence their criticism.
“The OIC invented the anti-‘Islamophobia’ movement,” says Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and a frequent target of the honor brigade. “These countries . . . think they own the Muslim community and all interpretations of Islam.”
From the Washington Post, an important article Asra Q. Nomani, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, and the author of “Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam.”
The official and unofficial channels work in tandem, harassing, threatening and battling introspective Muslims and non-Muslims everywhere. They bank on an important truth: Islam, as practiced from Malaysia to Morocco, is a shame-based, patriarchal culture that values honor and face-saving from the family to the public square. Which is why the bullying often works to silence critics of Islamic extremism.
Read it all here