Lion of the Blogosphere

When did “Islamophobia” become “racism”?

I think the answer is 2013. Before then, no one ever equated the two terms. Because Islam is a religion and not a race. Duh! However, during the last two years, replacing “Islamophobia” with “racism” has crept into commonplace usage among liberals.

The problem with the term “Islamophobia,” from the perspective of liberals, is that it doesn’t sound evil enough. Everyone knows that “racism” is the most evil “ism” known to mankind. But “Islamophobia” sounds like a mental disorder and not evil.

“Homophobia” was a good term for the gay rights movement because it tended to shame people into thinking that the only reason they opposed gay marriage was because they were too chicken of gays. Maybe they were secretly gay and in denial, or something like that? And besides, most prominent gays are white, so you couldn’t easily call people who disliked gay people “racist.”

The term “Islamophobia” might have the opposite effect with respect to Muslims. Muslims did, after all, kill thousands on 9/11, and Muslims (admittedly not all Muslims) continue to perpetuate terrorism. Being afraid of Muslims might actually make sense! Certainly, a lot of cartoonists are legitimately afraid to mock Mohammed after the Charlie Hebdo incident.

Muslims are, conveniently, for the most part, more brown than the typical American, even though Middle Easterners do get to check the “white” box on government forms. Turkey is an Islamic nation and a lot of Turks look pretty white to me. Check out this photo of Ataturk. He looks pretty darn white. Nevertheless, if you don’t want more Muslims moving to the United States, then you are “racist” goddammit!

Perhaps, there’s also the ironically racist assumption on the part of liberals that white people are too smart to join a stupid religion like Islam.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 11, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Posted in Immigration, Religion

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  1. I figured maybe it means the liberal’s aren’t as smart as they think. You know the saying…

    But I think your right, they just want powerful language to try and demonize the other side. Personally, I’m “Islamabivilent.” They aren’t inherently worse than anyone else, but I don’t think they are cuddly lap dogs either. I find the libral view patronizing.


    December 11, 2015 at 6:50 pm

  2. I think that conservatives should refer to liberals love of Islam as Islamophllia. It reminds people of necrophilia or pedophilia.


    December 11, 2015 at 7:01 pm

  3. They’ve said Islam is racism since 911.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    December 11, 2015 at 7:04 pm

  4. I think you are giving them too much credit. I just don’t think it’s thought out. In the leftist worldview, everything is reductive to race. There doesn’t seem to be much outside of it. So even though it sounds dumb to normal educated ears, liberals don’t have a vocabulary of grievance that goes much beyond race as demonstrated by this run end last year between Bill Maher and Sam Harris against Ben Affleck:

    Poor Ben is in agony because he only knows to call someone a racist. He doesn’t seem to know any other words.

    Mike Street Station

    December 11, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    • Ben Affleck is a religious extremist and his religion is progressivism. When his religion is challenged, he loses his mind.


      December 11, 2015 at 8:41 pm



    December 11, 2015 at 7:17 pm

  6. Ever since the symbiotic regression between jihad and “white” liberation manifested as anti-white Supremacy.


    December 11, 2015 at 7:24 pm

  7. “You hate Muslims because most of them have brown skin.”

    “Well, there is the rape and murder thing, as well.”


    December 11, 2015 at 7:38 pm

  8. I’m 100% swarthy and feeling guilty that I would ban the mulims now and the Nazis in WWII.


    December 11, 2015 at 7:48 pm

  9. “Liberalism is the ideology of western suicide. When once this initial and final sentence is understood, everything about liberalism–the beliefs, emotions and values associated with it, the nature of its enchantment, its practical record, its future–falls into place.”


    December 11, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    • Somehow something needs to be done about the clusterfuck attending the use of the word “liberal”.


      December 11, 2015 at 9:01 pm

  10. The argument is race is a social construct and Islamophobia “functions” the same as racism, so it’s the same thing.


    December 11, 2015 at 8:11 pm

  11. “Muslims did, after all, kill thousands on 9/11, and Muslims (admittedly not all Muslims) continue to perpetuate terrorism.”

    Al Qaeda declared war on the USA in 1996 and again in 1998. Osama bin Laden claimed that the West and the USA in particular were a war with Islam.

    Following the 9/11 terrorist attack from Al Qaeda, George Bush understood that the enemy was not Islam or Muslims, it was terrorist like Al Qaeda. If the USA declared war on Islam, we would be doing exactly what Al Qaeda wanted, we would be validating the terrorists narrative.

    Donald Trump is validating ISIS’s narrative. I expect ISIS is working Donald Trump’s speeches into their recruiting videos right now to scare Muslims around the world.


    December 11, 2015 at 9:05 pm

  12. Not long ago the Census Bureau proposed adding a new MENA (Middle Eastern – North African) racial category to the 2020 Census. As far as I know nothing’s yet been decided.
    It probably won’t make much difference in terms of popular perception because people already view Muslims, Arabs in particular, as something other than white. What Razib has called the “browning effect of Islam.” The main change would be with non-Muslim people from that part of the world, such as Armenians and Lebanese Christians. Maybe Israelis too, though I get the idea they’re considered “honorary whites” no matter how dark they may be.
    A prior comment mentioned Ataturk. As I understand it, with his light hair and skin he was unusually light for a Turk, though perhaps not quite extreme. 95th percentile or something of the sort.



    December 11, 2015 at 9:13 pm

  13. It’s racism because the only way to discriminate against Muslims is by skin color. Most racists aren’t going to do their homework and actually take the time to know what a muslim is before going nuts on them.

    Sihk people are victim of anti-islamic attacks more than muslims themselves. If that doesn’t make it obvious then I don’t know what will to you.


    December 11, 2015 at 9:25 pm

  14. Well if there is anything dumber than White people trying to play the Race Card against other White people it must be them playing it for others. If you want to blow them out of the water, then bring up those Chechen Brothers from The Boston Marathon. Tell them they are so bad for radical Islam and mention frequently how they have blond hair and blue eyes. If you really want to see liberal head exploding action, talk about the Muslim support of Hitler during WWII as proof of the Supremacism and intolerance that Islam represents. Bring some visual aids along like Muslims throwing gays off the roofs of buildings. Islam & Liberalism is like oil and water, and the dichotomy between the two are Magically Delicious when you taste the tears of the Left.

    Joshua Sinistar

    December 11, 2015 at 9:52 pm

  15. OT, have you seen this book talking about national IQs? it can only lead to HBD, am i right?


    December 11, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    • from the amazon customer review by bryan caplan:

      “He knows that many readers won’t like the idea that poor countries are poor to a large degree because their inhabitants are cognitively slow. But he says it anyway. ”

      this sounds good. HBD baby.


      December 11, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    • That’s interesting.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 11, 2015 at 11:10 pm

  16. A resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1975 “determined that Zionism is a form of racism.” I was never quite sure what the leftists and Muslims meant by that other than they hated the existence of Israel.

    Mark Caplan

    December 11, 2015 at 11:07 pm

  17. Than Atatürk photograph is rather unfortunate, just use google images and you will find pics that make him look like your regular muslim. Skin colour is not everything. Syrians or Turks (I live in Germany) can easily be spotted due to their hair colour (mostly black) or facial features (convex noses, ugh!). As for islamophobia: check out this Dawkins and Maher video:


    December 12, 2015 at 9:12 am

    • Italians, Scandinavians and Russians have pretty distinct looks too; that doesn’t mean they’re not white. The one Turk I knew first-hand looked indistinguishable from a Greek.


      December 12, 2015 at 10:52 am

    • West Asians who are light skinned Caucasoids, generally do not look like your average European. Besides the Kurdish-Arabid Middle Easterners, I see strains of Mongoloid among Turks, and sometimes in Greeks and Ashkenazim.

      Dr. Oz, our celebrity pervert physician is Turkish. Clearly, he is not European!!!


      December 12, 2015 at 11:10 am

  18. Ataturk also has very light eyes in that picture.

    Then again, he was born in Greece.


    December 12, 2015 at 2:38 pm

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