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Justifiable fear

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Submitted by Madeleine from Australia (Australia), Oct 25, 2005 at 13:03

Dr Pipes, you are spot on!
You ask "What is a proper amount of fear?" The use of the word "Islamophobia", as though it is a prejudice, is sheer nonsense, and should be replaced by the phrase 'justifiable fear of Islam" based on their violent and murderous track record. We can't easily distinguish a peaceful Muslim from an Islamist since they don't neatly wear labels. In general, however, the more religious they are, the more potentially dangerous they are. Anyone that doesn't fear the anti-humanitarian ideology of Islam is either naively ignorant or stupid. While there are indeed some moderate Muslims (who probably turn their back on violent Islamic edicts in the Koran), Islam itself hasn't progressed or gone through any enlightenment, and forbids such analysis and introspection. The aim is to spread Islam at the expense of humanity, and thus has much in common with viral replication.

There is no moderate Islamic ideology that respects human rights and dignity of other religions or atheists. Even the worst murdering Muslim is required by the Koran to be protected rather than the best, most honorable non-Muslim infidel. It is totally tribal, as befits a 7th century desert clan, but completely wrong for the modern world.
The notion of 'Muslim senstivities' is also an absolute sham and a smokescreen for Muslims to hide behind to avoid accountability. It has been quipped that "Muslim sensitivities usually equate to blood on the walls somewhere". We should have absolutely no interest in pandering to the fake, conniving sensitivities of this most violent and barbaric of cultures.

The human body has evolved survival mechanisms that should be a guide to us all. If the body is attacked or hurt by some foreign object, virus or chemical, it usually becomes pre-sensitized and forms an immune reaction if attacked again by the same substance. Luckily it doesn't subscribe to political correctness, but does its best to eliminate the threat. I wish our society could learn from the intelligence of the human body.
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