Yes, if they are against building a mosque, they are Islamaphobes
No, of course not, as there are Muslims against building some mosques
Maybe, I'm not sure.
The term "bigot" is also used incorrectly so much that it's lost most of its meaning.
So I disagree with a liberal view and that makes me a bigot? Riiiiight.
Religious ideology is something chosen freely -- or at lest SHOULD be chosen freely. As such, if it engenders a reaction, the reaction is not necessarily bigoted, especially if the ideology in question is totalitarian.
The creation of the word "Islamophobia" serves as little more than a ruse to hoodwink unintelligent people into thinking the rejection of totalitarianism is an act of bigotry, and considering the way it is applied today, would be tantamount to accusing people of being "Teutoniphobes" in 1930 lest they resist the political ideology gripping Germany at the time.
What people are rejecting is the expansionist Islamist ideology that rejects pluralism, is unbending in nature, and seeks to create a society unified under the yoke of ancient cultural mores. If rejecting that indicated bigotry, then any liberal westerner should be considered a bigot, because Islamism is incompatible with western, liberal values.
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Let us stop the playground names. To be a bigot you must think yourself better than others. I don't; I merely disagree and want it stopped. Just like "-phobe," "bigot" is also a flawed term whose meaning be damned and altered for use against those we dislike.
Last edited by Wake; 11-24-10 at 01:02 PM.
I do value language and grammar. However, one can be factual and intelligent without such... though it destroys crediblity in my honest opinion.