Anti-ISIS is not the same as Islamophobia

One can criticize Israel without being anti-Semitic, which is true (it’s also true that a lot of anti-Semites love to market themselves as merely “anti-Zionist.”). But apparently one cannot criticize a criminal band of rapists, slavers, and murderers without being guilty of Islamopobia — at least according to Bouattia and her ilk.

Source: National Review Online

Jonah Goldberg is spot on. The only qualification I would add is there are probably a few Islamophobes hiding behind the anti-ISIS banner as well.

Let’s agree:

Being anti-Israel does not necessarily mean you are an anti-Semite, and

Being anti-ISIS does not necessarily mean you are an Islamophobe.

5 thoughts on “Anti-ISIS is not the same as Islamophobia

  1. Strongly agree. And since I’m agreeing with Jonah “Liberal Fascism” Goldberg, comments about stopped clocks being right twice a day seem only fair.

    Sadly it’s a nuance lost on people right across the political spectrum. Including, hilariously, Goldberg in much of his published work, where smear-by-association is his stock-in-trade.

    Likewise, I can be against religion — and its claims of infallible authority and/or single route to “god” and/or single path to “truth” and/or special heavenly dispensations for one special tribe — without being against any particular religious person or group.

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