I think Tony Abbott is right about Islamophobia

Ex Australian PM Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott has come out strongly in recent days and now he is the focus of media articles because of his comments regarding Islamophobia.

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has come out strong on terror in the wake of the London attack this past weekend. The Member for Warringah has been talking tough on Islam, urging world leaders to take action and not soften in the face of radical terror.

“We’ve got to avoid any spirit of surrender, any spirit of defeatism and all too often in officialdom’s ranks there is this notion that Islamophobia is almost as big a problem as Islamist terrorism,” Abbott said on Monday

“Well, Islamophobia hasn’t killed anyone, Islamist terrorism has now killed tens of thousands of people. That’s why it’s absolutely critical that there be the strongest possible response at every level.”

I think Tony Abbott is right.

The liberal elites at the Huffington Post think otherwise.

Few would disagree with his sentiments about not surrendering and wanting a strong response, and any civilised person would support the call to stand strong and not be cowed by terror. But the fact is, Abbott is just downright wrong when he says “Islamophobia hasn’t killed anyone”.

There have been numerous reported cases of Islamophobia leading to deaths and serious injuries all around the world — there’s even an entire lengthy Wikipedia article devoted to the subject, listing almost 200 incidents of Islamophobic attacks in 32 countries.

This is not to equate these deaths with those killed by terrorists, or to downplay the horror of terrorism. But to say “Islamophobia hasn’t killed anyone” is incorrect.

HuffPost Australia has contacted Abbott’s office for comment.

Many of the attacks on that list may not have been inspired entirely by Islamophobia — indeed, the article stresses the attacks are ones which “could be considered Islamophobic”. In addition, the majority of the incidents on the list did not lead to deaths, only injuries. However, even in recent months, several high-profile killings have been linked to Islamophobia.

Just last week, Islamophobia was indirectly linked for the death of two men in Portland. A man on a train allegedly began abusing two teenagers, one of whom was wearing a hijab.

Oh…indirectly linked? I’m surprised they haven’t linked them with Donald Trump and the alt-right.

While the Huffpost cites a Wikipedia page…yes seriously…they forgot this page, which lists all the Islamic terror attacks and killings since the 1970s.

Date Deaths Injuries
1970s 244 180
1980s 657 303
1990s 1,049 7,757+
2000 38 44
2001 4,687 13,500+
2002 821 2,897+
2003 418 2,321+
2004 1,066 4,016+
2005 348 1,857+
2006 319 981
2007 ~621 ~1,730
2008 350+ 362+
2009 58 87+
2010 673+ >1,794
2011 717+ 1,757+
2012 799+ 2423+
2013 768+ 1,839+
2014 2,120+ 1,046+
2015 3,097+ 3,383+
2016 1,326+ 2,620+
Totals: 20,553+ 51,808+

The Huffpost and the liberal elite luvvies need to STFU when it comes to Islamophobia vs Islamic terror. We have every right to be “afraid” of Islamists.

To quote Richard Littlejohn from the Daily Mail; “Sorry, but if someone says they want to kill me on behalf of ‘Allah’ then I’m prepared to take his word for it.”

The Huffpost and all the liberal elite wankers out there can stow it.

Enough is enough.

 

-Huffington post, Wikipedia


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