What is Islamophia?
In this piece, I wanted to give a definition of Islamophobia from a pro-Islamic organisation to illustrate the point that is clearly made in the attached video. The definition quoted below is from SETA’s European Islamophobia Report 2016. describes itself as independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan yet it is clearly a mouthpiece for the Turkish ruling party (which is well known for its liberal position in the world). See Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research
The Muslim Council of Britain gives us this definition:
It is better to have the term described from a Muslim context as this is the definition that Muslim organisations are seeking to base their definition of what a hate crime is in Europe and the UK in order to eradicate any meaningful debate on Islam. They have brought the two things together – Islamophobia = hate crime. Therefore Islamophobia should be punished by law and eradicated from society. Nothing more, or less, that the implementation of Sharia law when it comes to dissent or criticism of anything Islamic.
The attached video is an interview with Raheel Raza a Muslim reformer from Canada. This interview is very interesting when it comes to the whole debate on Islamophobia, its origins, and usage today. If only our politicians and other elite were as clear-headed in their thinking.