Monday, March 30, 2009


People who criticize Islam or Muslims are often accused of Islamophobia - and Islamophobia is increasingly compared with antisemitism. The argument is that Western society now victimizes Muslims as earlier it victimized Jews.

Australian professor Paul Sheehan argues that this is not so. Instead, in the vast majority of cases, negative reactions to Islam and Muslims result from the actions of Muslims themselves. They are the result of cause and effect, not some irrational emotion. He offers the current crime wave in Australia linked to Muslim gangs as evidence - and offers plenty of data. (Thanks to Jihad Watch.)

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