Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Berzerkley Profs Come Up With a More, Er, "Nuanced" (and Far More, Um, "Inclusive") Definition of "Islamophobia"

I bet you thought Islamophobia was defined as a groundless, irrational fear of Islam and Muslims.

Silly you.

An academic conference held last month at Berkeley U. has refined the definition in keeping with academe's West-loathing mindset and penchant for Marxist mumbo jumbo. According to the conference's brainiacs, Islamophobia is
A contrived fear or prejudice fomented by the existing Eurocentric and Orientalist global power structure, which rationalizes the necessity to deploy violence as a tool to achieve 'civilizational rehab' of the target communities (Muslim or otherwise).
So you mean Islamophobia doesn't pertain specifically to a Muslims but includes an animus toward non-Muslims, too?

Using that definition, almost everyone who is pro-West/pro-America can be branded "Islamophobic."

Which, when you think about it, is the point of defining it this way.

Let's hope and pray that Barbara Hall, Ontario's head "human rights" commissar, who's always on the lookout for new ways to "fix" us (how else to justify her useless commission and cushy sinecure?), doesn't embrace this new definition. That said, given her worldview, there's a pretty good chance she already does.

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