March 16, 2023 By Raymond Ibrahim
According to the U.N.'s website,
[t]he United Nations on Friday [03/10/2023] commemorated the first-ever International Day to Combat Islamophobia with a special event in the General Assembly Hall, where speakers upheld the need for concrete action in the face of rising hatred, discrimination and violence against Muslims.
António Guterres, secretary-general of the U.N., delivered the keynote address, "focusing attention — and calling for action — to stamp out the poison of Islamophobia." Below are key excerpts followed by correctives:
The world's nearly 2 billion Muslims reflect humanity in all its magnificent diversity. They hail from all corners of the world. They are Arabs, Africans, Europeans, Americans and Asians. But they often face bigotry and prejudice for no other reason than their faith.
Unfazed by reality, the secretary-general continues:.........To Read More...
My Take - Islamophobia is an oxymoron. A phobia is an "unnatural fear", and fearing Islam isn't irrational and certainly not unnatural, and we have 1400 years of tyranny, murder, rape abuse of non-Muslims as evidence of that. The World as I See It: Islamophobia Isn't a Phobia.
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