View Poll Results: Is anyone who is against the building of a mosque, an Islamaphobe?

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  • Yes, if they are against building a mosque, they are Islamaphobes

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Thread: Islamophobe?

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    Islamophobe?

    Just curious about how people feel about the use of this word.

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    Re: Islamophobe?

    Like homophobia, it is a stupid word, unless someone does have an irrational fear of Islam, it shouldn't be used. In the instance of the OP, the proper term should be mosquephobe.
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    Re: Islamophobe?

    Cant answer the poll because of the word Islamaphobe. It points at a phobia. I dont agree with using that word. It suggests that there is something WRONG with the person.

    I prefer preference or fear being used. And because of the many actions regarding muslims..... threats.... violet beheadings..... stoning people.... burning people alive..... a need to conquer and destroy like Klingons.....
    Yea.... Im not a fan of them. I dont TRUST them.
    Its not a phobia. Its common sense from my viewpoint. I would LOVE to listen to Muslims on here and see what they say.
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    Re: Islamophobe?

    All who opposes the Mosque are not an Islamophobe. But I do think there are many who are using the Mosque situation as a mask for their Islamophobia.

    So I voted for none of the options.


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    Re: Islamophobe?

    The term "-phobia" is a common misnomer. It portrays "fear." I disagree with the concepts of both homosexuality and Islam. If you think this makes me afraid, and that your assumption should give rise to incorrect slander, you are sadly mistaken. An example of your own failed logic would be if I called all athiests "Christophobes." Do you understand more, or are you lost in your own internal machinations?

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    Re: Islamophobe?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Cant answer the poll because of the word Islamaphobe. It points at a phobia. I dont agree with using that word. It suggests that there is something WRONG with the person.

    I prefer preference or fear being used. And because of the many actions regarding muslims..... threats.... violet beheadings..... stoning people.... burning people alive..... a need to conquer and destroy like Klingons.....
    Yea.... Im not a fan of them. I dont TRUST them.
    Its not a phobia. Its common sense from my viewpoint. I would LOVE to listen to Muslims on here and see what they say.
    That seems laden with excellent sarcasm, as though you mean the opposite what you say.

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    Re: Islamophobe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    The term "-phobia" is a common misnomer. It portrays "fear." I disagree with the concepts of both homosexuality and Islam. If you think this makes me afraid, and that your assumption should give rise to incorrect slander, you are sadly mistaken. An example of your own failed logic would be if I called all athiests "Christophobes." Do you understand more, or are you lost in your own internal machinations?
    nicely worded post. thanks.

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    Re: Islamophobe?

    Nitpicking about the words is somewhat silly, but I think the word "bigot" better portrays the point.
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    Re: Islamophobe?

    Like several others have said, I think the whole ____aphobe phenomenon is overused and not used correctly.

    I think the vast majority of people who are against the building of a mosque are bigots though.
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    Re: Islamophobe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Just curious about how people feel about the use of this word.
    I'm sick of the do-gooders charging common sense Americans with this term because their senses tell them that the religion of peace is a lot of bunk.
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