Are you an Islamophobe?

counter arguments

When you talk about Islam with non-Muslims, they are likely to ask you if you are an Islamophobe.

A good all-purpose response to any objection you get is to ask them how they learned about Islam as that question is likely to reveal to both of you how little the other knows about Islam which is a good place to start.

New Zealand’s population needs to know the basics of Islamic supremacism.

You can help. You have a sphere of influence. It may be fifty people; it may be one hundred. Whatever it is you can be more effective at teaching your fellow non-Muslims some basic facts about Islam.

When you mention anything that sounds critical of Islam, most people will try to defend it, even if they know nothing about it. If you are unprepared for the hostile response you get, you will not make any gains toward the goal.

The purpose of this series on Whaleoil is to help you to deal with those responses successfully.

Now, here is some help in answering this objection (or accusation):

1. Robert Spencer’s definition of Islamophobia.

2. This is an article that will help you clarify what you’re doing when you criticize Islam. It articulates what is wrong with the term “Islamophobia.”

3. This is an article written by Ali Sina, the famous ex-Muslim, writing about the term “Islamophobia” and what, specifically makes the term meaningless.

4. This is a video: Robert Spencer’s simple plan to end Islamophobia. It’s kind of tongue-in-cheek, but he makes some good points, and you might want to send it to anyone who accuses you of being an Islamophobe.

5. And this is an article I wrote to peaceful Muslims who often write to me and tell me I shouldn’t criticize Islam. I talk a bit about “Islamophobia” in the article.

I recommend you study this material. Maybe even make an audio recording of the articles and listen to it in your car. When you’re trying to educate someone and he brings up an objection like this, you should be overly prepared — so prepared that the objection doesn’t bother you even a little bit. I want you to be so prepared that you are actually glad they gave you an objection you know how to answer so masterfully.

Citizen warriors are committed to perpetual training, just like every other kind of warrior. These conversations are where the battle is happening. Let’s be prepared.

For more good responses, check out Frequently Asked Questions from Islam 101.


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