Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Islamophobia


Islamophobia is ugly stuff, or can be. But context counts. In Egypt, a huge section of the overwhelmingly Muslim population resisted theocratic domination by the Muslim Brotherhood to the point of calling in the army to overturn it.

Is that Islamophobia?

I'm jewish. If I lived in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv or even parts of Brooklyn and the rabbinic establishment forbade me from driving or even carrying groceries  on Saturday — not to mention telling my female friends how to dress on pain of being stoned — and I resented the hell out of it, and demanded police protection, would that make me anti-Jewish, a Semiteophobe?

The more separation between church and state the more better.


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