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  • Islam is a religion mainly in foreign countries

    Where as first world countries are usually dominantly Christian; Middle Eastern countries are mainly Muslim; therefore many anti-Muslim hate-crimes are fuelled by hatred of foreigners, which is racism. They connect Islam with foreign countries and then tell these Muslims to "go home". It is, yes, xenophobia but on top of that racism.

  • "Race" is a poly-semantic word.

    According to the definition of race provided by many dictionaries, the Muslims are a race. One such definition of "race" is "a class or kind of people unified by shared interests, habits, or characteristics". When directed against people, islamophobia is racism.
    Many of the arguments claiming that islamophobia is not racist seem to have missed the fact that "race" is a poly-semantic word.

  • Of course it is!

    Islamophobia is racist! It's fearing a group as a race which is stereotypical! Not all of them are bad, and to think so is racist. It's like have africanamericanphobia because they lead the crime rates. That's racist! So why isn't this? It is, of course. And it's detrimental to society.

  • It is true that islam is not race

    But I believe that a prejudice towards any religion should be considered racism, the same symptoms of Islamophobia that affect muslims is almost the same as how people (of a certain race) are affected by racism towards their own ethnicity. Moreover,islamophobia offends muslims similar to how the black people were offended before the African-American civil rights movement.

  • Muslims Aren't a Race, so Why Do We Profile As If They Were?

    Isn't it an eerie coincidence that a faith practiced mainly by non-white people is also vilified and feared? Doesn't it seem strange that there's this perpetual desire to characterize this 'brown' religion as violent when there are just as many terrorist acts committed by white, Christian people? Even though the KKK and neo-Nazis claim to follow Christianity, somehow that faith escapes the label of a terrorist religion that encourages acts of hate and violence.

    Seems to me that even if Islamophobia isn't racism, the two intersect in some interesting ways.

  • Hi hi hi

    It may not be racism, but it aint too far away either. I've read a lot of the comments on the opposing side saying that "there is reason for fear because Islam is a religion of violence", which of course goes against their complete accounts of their fears being "backed up". If legitimate research was done instead of these comments being based of of the ignorance of mass media; then you'd see that Islam is not a religion of hatred or violence. The violence seen is that of rebel groups and individuals which the opposing commenters would know if they had not based their statement on fallacies. The actions of individuals do not judge a group.

    And, though Islam is not a race, it's followers still face the same struggles that those who endured racism did. The hatred of those who are ignorant and those who are extremist will only spread more hatred. It's much better too be your own journalist and get your own accurate supported facts.

    I personally think a fear towards billions of people based on a handful's mistakes is just ridiculousIslamophobia is Hatred Against a Group of People Islamophobia, while technically described as a form a prejudice, should be seen as a type of racism. By targeting the way a group of people looks, Islamophobia is being racist toward individuals based off of their appearance. It is almost worst than racism because many times Islamophobia can cause hatred toward individuals that have nothing to do with Islam but fit the 'look' these phobic people are prejudiced against.Definition Indicates It Is Islamophobia is defined as a hatred or fear of Islam or Muslims, especially when feared as a political force. Given the definition I believe it is easy to see that it is a type of racism, particularly a type that is deep seated in the individuals psyche. It would be difficult to fix in my opinion

  • It may not be racism, but it aint too far away either.

    I've read a lot of the comments on the opposing side saying that "there is reason for fear because Islam is a religion of violence", which of course goes against their complete accounts of their fears being "backed up". If legitimate research was done instead of these comments being based of of the ignorance of mass media; then you'd see that Islam is not a religion of hatred or violence. The violence seen is that of rebel groups and individuals which the opposing commenters would know if they had not based their statement on fallacies. The actions of individuals do not judge a group.

    And, though Islam is not a race, it's followers still face the same struggles that those who endured racism did. The hatred of those who are ignorant and those who are extremist will only spread more hatred. It's much better too be your own journalist and get your own accurate supported facts.

    I personally think a fear towards billions of people based on a handful's mistakes is just ridiculous.

  • Islamophobia is Hatred Against a Group of People

    Islamophobia, while technically described as a form a prejudice, should be seen as a type of racism. By targeting the way a group of people looks, Islamophobia is being racist toward individuals based off of their appearance. It is almost worst than racism because many times Islamophobia can cause hatred toward individuals that have nothing to do with Islam but fit the 'look' these phobic people are prejudiced against.

  • Definition Indicates It Is

    Islamophobia is defined as a hatred or fear of Islam or Muslims, especially when feared as a political force. Given the definition I believe it is easy to see that it is a type of racism, particularly a type that is deep seated in the individuals psyche. It would be difficult to fix in my opinion.

  • According to the definition of race

    Provided by many dictionaries, the Muslims are a race. One such definition is "a class or kind of people unified by shared interests, habits, or characteristics". When directed against people, islamophobia is racism.
    Many of the arguments claiming that islamophobia is not racist seem to have missed the fact that "race" is a polysemantic word.

  • Islam is a way of thinking, a choice. Not something you are born with

    It is not wrong to criticise people's opinion/beliefs. It is wrong to criticise someone for something they cannot help or are born with. Muslims are made, not born. By assuming it's racist to insult Islamic people you are essentially assuming that Muslims can only be of one ethnicity (Arabian/middle eastern). By assuming that Muslims are always Arabian, or Arabians are always muslim, You Are Racist. Muslims can be people of any ethnicity.

    Critising any and all beliefs and religions is the best way we can move forward in the world. When we don't criticise, we end up with catastrophes. E.g. Holocaust

  • Islam is the motherload of bad ideas - sam harris

    Arab + islam = bad
    Asian + islam = bad
    White + islam = bad

    Arab + any other religon = tolerable
    Asian + any other religon = tolerable
    White + any other religon = tolerable

    Arab + atheisim = ok
    Asian + atheisim = ok
    White + atheisim = ok

    We hate the islam cause it is a stupid and dangerous ideology that wants to dominate the world. This has nothing to do with race.

  • Discrimination towards Muslims is wrong, but racist is not the correct term to describe it

    Islamophobia is a form of discrimination, which is wrong, but it isn't racism most of the time.

    If someone is being discriminated against because they have an Islamic appearance such as dark hair and brown skin, that is for sure racist. In this case they are being mistreated due to their physical characteristics.

    If someone is discriminated against because of the religion they align with, that is not racist. It's unfair, but they're being mistreated due to their belief system, which is usually quite variable within each religion. If anyone who hates Muslims is a racist, then by that logic, Islamic extremists are all racist because they hate everyone who doesn't support their belief system. However, we don't typically call Islamic extremists racists.

    Criticizing Islam as a religion, without discriminating against Muslims as a people, is very much far from racism. Like all belief systems, Islam should be discussed and evaluated objectively. Atheists aren't racist for criticizing Christianity, so why then would they be racist for criticizing Islam?

  • Islam is not a race but a set of beliefs

    No one would call people who support Communism a race or call Catholics or Hindus a race.
    If you disagree with the beliefs of Communists, Catholics or Hindu's, you could not be called
    'a racist'. It's simply the wrong word.

    Critizing and defending belief systems should involve sound and civilised debating principles.
    Why should any belief system worth anything fear being questioned?

  • Islam is a religion; not a race

    Islam is a religion; all religions are ideologies. A race can be described as a group of people with distinct physical characteristics. To be Islamophobic is to be afraid of an ideology (the religion of Islam) and not the race of the Muslim (one who follows Islam). Is it xenophobia though? Again, no. It is true that not all Muslims are violent terrorists and it is also true that not all Muslims take Islam seriously and cherry pick the good parts of the Koran and Hadith; however to be afraid, critical and condemning of an ideology is fine, it is not racist or xenophobic to do that.

  • A phobia is a fear of something. In this case fear of Islam

    1. Anyone can be Islamic regardless of race. They simply need to declare themselves so;
    2. It is a religion/culture not a race; and
    3. Most middle eastern people (commonly associated with Islam in this era) are more Caucasian than the western people that think they are Caucasian.
    Extract:
    The Caucasus mountains bound the Middle East on the north, and the real Caucasians are to some extent a liminal Middle Eastern population.
    Extract:
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulations also explicitly define white as "original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East."

  • Religion, Not a Race

    It is easy to mistake Islamophobia for racism as the two are often intricately connected. A person who would attack a person over their religion is often not of that religion themselves and as religions are largely organised geographically, Then it usually results in a person of one colour or nationality attacking someone of another. Each case needs individual attention to decipher if the attack is motivated by Race or by Religious discipline as both are completely different. A racially motivated attack would be Racist and is considerably worse as a person’s race is not controllable and so it makes the attack almost impossible to defend yourself from. It is wrong to discriminate against something that a person cannot change about themselves. Islamophobia however is religiously motivated. And whilst I will grant that it is not necessarily a person’s choice to maintain a religious view, It is not an attack on the person but an attack on the religion. Religion is largely subjective as many people can read its religious texts and get different meanings from them. Furthermore, It is in a person’s control to act upon those beliefs. For example, A text which may say that it is ok for a person to murder can be ignored. You do not have to commit the murder. So, When a person does murder in the name of religion, They can be held accountable as it is within their control not to murder.

    So, If a person is being Islamophobic and not racist, Then why is that not as bad as being racist? Well for starters an attack on religion is an attack on someone’s life views. It is no different than criticising a political ideology or a preferred brand of food. You would not be accused of racism for suggesting that all Conservatives are selfish or for accusing tea drinkers of being disgusting. So why would it be wrong to accuse Islam of spreading hate, Especially when there is plentiful evidence of hate being committed in the name of religion. Furthermore, I would argue it is entirely appropriate to criticise religion. In the same way you would attack political policies if they are damaging, You should attack religious preaching if it is harmful. Because again, Religious preaching can be changed, It is a conscious decision to tell your followers to do something. No religion should be above criticism, Just as no government or company should be.

  • No matter what, People are gonna be racist or judgemental although they just see one flaw in us

    I don't know why some people think like that. I mean not all Muslims r terrorist which means that every large groups has their own kind and flaw. And I don't know why this type of muslims exist because in Islam, One of the most important thing is to find peace and Islam doesnt urge the non muslim to be a muslim not like some of them who use violence towards the non muslims who being racist or don't want to be a muslim. So yea seriously we shouldn't be racist cuz like I said, Not all people are like what u think they are though. . . Don't judge a book by its cover

  • Muslims, Like all religious groups, Are born atheist.

    We are all born atheist, Until someone starts indoctrinating us with their belief system. Black people are born black, White people are born white, Asian people are born Asian etc. Nobody is born Muslim. Nobody is born Christian.

    Islam is a set of ideas that vary depending on the type of Islam. Ideas are subject to criticism no matter how much it hurts the feelings of those who hold those ideas. This is a fundamental pillar of our Western society.

    We learned the hard way, That suppressing criticism of ideas leads to fascism and totalitarianism. Islam is a set of ideas and beliefs and therefore should not be exempt from criticism.

    I agree that some prejudice against Muslims is rooted in appearance. However, To compare this to racism does a disservice to those who have suffered real racism.

    If someone goes out in a funny hat, And are ridiculed by passers by for its appearance, Are those people racist? Even if the hat means a lot to that person. Even if they believe it will give them good luck, Is it really racist to mock their appearance? Granted it's cruel and mean. But racist?

    I think not.

  • Owen Jones is always wrong

    Owen Jones is an English Marxist. He represents the classic case for Islamaphobia as Racism. Here we have a gay Marxist who would be put to death by proponents of a religion he defends (he would never defend Christianity its just not cool man). So why does he (and all the other Jeremy Corbyn supporters in the UK? ). Its simple, The British Labour Party relies on the Muslim vote to be elected. The British Labour Party is now a party of middle class virtue signallers. They abandoned the white working class years ago. They are morally and politically bankrupt so they need to present Islamaphobia as Racism to appease the muslim vote. Islamaphobia is not a thing and its certainly not Racism.


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ZackCarr says2019-04-26T17:02:47.147
Islam is a belief structure not a race of people

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