A Contrast in Phobias (U.S. vs Saudi Arabia)

According to an article in the USA Today last year, the number of mosques in the United States grew by 74% from 2000 – 2010. At last count, there were 2106 mosques in the U.S.

In Saudi Arabia, there is a ban on all non-Islamic places of worship. We’ll have a word or two to say about the ‘ultra-conservative’ label being applied to Saudi Arabia as well.

Via AFP:

Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia will retain its longstanding ban on non-Muslim places of worship, Justice Minister Mohammed al-Issa said in comments reported by the Saudi media on Wednesday.

As Saudi Arabia is “home to the Muslim holy places, it does not allow the establishment of non-Muslim places of worship,” Al-Hayat newspaper quoted Issa as telling European MPs in Brussels.

Saudi Arabia, home to the holy Kaaba — the cube-shaped structure at the Grand Mosque in Mecca towards which Muslims worldwide pray — has come in for repeated criticism for its ban on non-Muslim places of worship.

By our count, that’s 2106 – 0. Yet, America is the racist, Islamophobic nation? In 2010, Americans who opposed the Ground Zero mosque were called ‘Islamophobic’ by Muslim Brotherhood front groups that, evidence strongly suggests, are funded by Saudi sources.

Is it a good thing to be afflicted with Islamophobia? Get the new book from Walid Shoebat, The Case FOR ISLAMOPHOBIA: Jihad by the Word; America’s Final Warning.

Any individual or group backed by Saudi money that has the gall to point the finger at the west while accusing it or any of its non-Muslim inhabitants of Islamophobia necessarily has ‘reality-phobia’ and is engaging in projection, which is an ‘ultra-liberal‘ tactic.

Which leads us to the ‘ultra-conservative’ label that the ‘ultra-liberal’ AFP applies to Islamic fundamentalists. This is projection on the part of the AFP because the readers are being led to believe that conservatives in the West who see and reject religious bigotry are themselves religious bigots. Conversely, leftists in the West who apologize for religious bigotry are the non-bigots.

Besides, can anyone see Barack Obama bowing to anyone representing something that is ‘ultra-conservative’?

That is what we call a case in point. The ‘ultra-liberal’ AFP engaged in projection when it called its own Islamic friends ‘ultra-conservative’. Islamic fundamentalists who support bans on other religions having places of worship in Saudi Arabia call America, which has no such bans, ‘Islamophobic’.

h/t WZ


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