As we wrote in The Case FOR Islamophobia, Muslim Brotherhood front groups put down roots in the U.S. in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. These groups watched the civil rights movement unfold. They watched the birth and effectiveness of race-baiting. They adopted the strategy, re-packaged it and made a strain of it their own. Throw in a couple of useful idiots from the other side to help you portray inclusiveness and voila! They had the formula for success.
It’s called Islamophobia. Suddenly, Islam is a race and if you use your critical thinking skills to dissect it, you’re on par with racists; the terms are synonymous. We now have a president who was supposed to help the purveyors of both (and he’s been quite successful).
Speaking of race, while talking about how the left exploits such issues, Fox News pundit Brit Hume said that Barack Obama and Eric Holder have used the issue of race as both “a shield and a sword”.
Perhaps not so coincidentally, both Obama and Holder have proven to be extraordinarily sympathetic to Islam. In fact, when Holder expressed outrage at the National Action Network (NAN), a racist and race-baiting organization, he essentially accused Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) of being racist for demanding that Holder turnover documents that would implicate… CAIR and other Muslim Brotherhood front groups that also accuse people like Gohmert of having Islamophobia.
It’s good that more conservatives are beginning to speak more openly about the race-baiting tactics of the left and black liberals but it’s long past time to lump race-baiting and Islamophobia-baiting into the same pot.
In a recent article entitled, How Islamofascists use ‘Islamophobia’ to stifle debate, limit free speech, the author nails it. Check out the opening paragraph:
The term ‘Islamophobia’ was created by Islamofacists and their elitist progressive allies in higher education and the media to stifle and shut down debate about the true, barbaric nature of Islam and to attack and very successfully minimize free speech throughout the free world. It was a brilliant creation, implying that any speech that is not in direct praise of Islam is both racist and is so out of the mainstream that having those thoughts constitutes a mental disorder.
Let’s re-work that paragraph slightly:
The cries of ‘racist’ were mastered by race-baiters and their elitist progressive allies in higher education and the media to stifle and shut down debate about the true, despicable nature of race-baiting and to attack and very successfully minimize free speech throughout the free world. It was a brilliant creation, implying that any speech that is not in direct praise of liberalism and an entitlement culture is both racist and is so out of the mainstream that having those thoughts constitutes a mental disorder.
Obama, who has a Muslim background and is black, serves as a sort of nexus for Islamophobia and race-baiting. In fact, two weeks after it was learned that Susan Rice lied on national television five times, Obama himself lied at the United Nations. He baited the world with the Islamophobia card in a clear attempt to use the anti-Muhammad video as an excuse to mandate that Islam never be criticized:
As Shoebat.com reported hours after the Benghazi attack, Muslims who pointed to the video as the cause had ulterior motives. Those motives were to pressure non-Muslim countries to enact laws that would criminalize any and all criticism of Islam.
Obama’s words at the U.N. demonstrate clearly that he shared a similar goal.