“ISLAMOPHOBIA”: The Disturbing Invention Of A Term Meant To Silence

Motion M-103 is opposed by the overwhelming majority of Canadians.

A big part of that opposition is based upon the use of the term “Islamophobia.” Rather than referring to “anti-Muslim” prejudice, which would describe clear discrimination against a specific group of individuals, “Islamophobia” refers to fear of an idea. Therefore, using the term stifles debate and could have a chilling effect on free speech.

With this in mind, we must consider where the term “Islamophobia” comes from, and what that means as M-103 is forced upon us by the Trudeau government.

Philosopher Pascal Bruckner describes the invention & function of the term “Islamophobia”

Pascal Bruckner, a leading French Philosopher at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, is the most credible and widely-cited source for an explanation of the disturbing invention of “Islamophobia.”

Here are some of the most relevant excerpts from Pascal Bruckner’s analysis:

“At the end of the 1970s, Iranian fundamentalists invented the term “Islamophobia” formed in analogy to “xenophobia”. The aim of this word was to declare Islam inviolate. Whoever crosses this border is deemed a racist. This term, which is worthy of totalitarian propaganda, is deliberately unspecific about whether it refers to a religion, a belief system or its faithful adherents around the world.”

Bruckner continues:

“But confession (faith) has no more in common with race than it has with secular ideology. Muslims, like Christians, come from the Arab world, Africa, Asia and Europe, just as Marxists, liberals and anarchists come or came from all over. In a democracy, no one is obliged to like religion, and until proved otherwise, they have the right to regard it as retrograde and deceptive. Whether you find it legitimate or absurd that some people regard Islam with suspicion—as they once did Catholicism—and reject its aggressive proselytism and claim to total truth—this has nothing to do with racism.”

After this explanation, Buckner revels the true function of the invented term:

“The term “Islamophobia” serves a number of functions: it denies the reality of an Islamic offensive in Europe all the better to justify it; it attacks secularism by equating it with fundamentalism. Above all, however, it wants to silence all those Muslims who question the Koran, who demand equality of the sexes, who claim the right to renounce religion, and who want to practice their faith freely and without submitting to the dictates of the bearded and doctrinaire. It follows that young girls are stigmatised for not wearing the veil, as are French, German or English citizens of Maghribi, Turkish, African or Algerian origin who demand the right to religious indifference, the right not to believe in God, the right not to fast during Ramadan. Fingers are pointed at these renegades, they are delivered up to the wrath of their religions communities in order to quash all hope of change among the followers of the Prophet.”

Buckner’s analysis of the origins and function of the term “Islamophobia” needs to be shared far and wide. Especially in Canada. Especially at this moment in time when our Prime Minister is pushing the term into a government motion meant to silence dissent and debate.

Consider again what Buckner explained:

  • Islamophobia was invented by the Iranian Fundamentalists.
  • The term was deliberately designed to silence any and all criticism of Islam.
  • The Iranian regime wanted people to be called “racist” when they criticized Islam – just as Justin Trudeau and the politically correct elite are doing now.
  • Islamophobia purposely ignores the fact that Islam is not a race. We saw this when Melanie Joly simply couldn’t handle Terry Milewski’s explanation that criticism of Islam is not even close to racism.
  • The term is used to deny the reality of what is happening in Europe.
  • Muslims are among the biggest victims of the term “Islamophobia” since those who question the Koran and demand equal rights for women are silenced by it.

On their own, each of these points would be concerning. Together, they are incredibly disturbing to all of us who value freedom of speech and freedom of thought.

At this very moment, with Motion M-103 – our government is acting in a way that serves the Theocratic Iranian Regime along with all those who want to destroy our ability to speak our minds and share our thoughts about Islam.

Think about that: A term invented by a regime opposed to nearly every value we hold dear in Canada is now being used by the Canadian government.

That is unacceptable.

That is not supposed to happen in a country like Canada. Our right to criticize any idea must not be infringed upon. The Trudeau government is acting in opposition to the values and principles upon which Canada is based, and if the establishment media isn’t willing to say so, it’s up to all of us to get the message out far and wide.

Tell as many people as you can about the true origins of the term “Islamophobia.” Only by knowing the truth will our country be able to hold our government accountable for their actions.

Spencer Fernando