- - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The term “Islamophobia” may be the most misused term in the contemporary lexicon. Standard dictionary definition of the word “phobic” is an exaggerated or an irrational fear of something. Given the horrific savagery that has been so prominently in evidence throughout the world over the past 20 years in the name of Islam, it is not possible for any thoughtful human being to have an “exaggerated” or an “irrational” fear of Islam.

In light of the currently situation in numerous countries around the world, to claim that a fear of Islam is “phobic” is to pretend that healthy fear and phobic fear are synonymous. They are not.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) routinely deploys the word “Islamophobic” to push back against critics of the murderous jihad in order to pretend that a fear by non-Muslims of Islam and its Shariah law component is somehow irrational or exaggerated, when in reality it is anything but.

THOMAS E. WILSON

Chevy Chase

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