Thursday, December 24, 2015

Hmm …

… Reading Flannery O’Connor in the Age of Islamophobia. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Islamaphobia is a phony term. A phobia is an irrational fear. There is nothing irrational about fearing people who cut other people's heads off. Moreover, the fear is not directed at Islam. It is directed at certain practitioners of Islam who are in the habit of killing people. To equate caution regarding refugees from countries where Islamic extremism flourishes with a phony phobia is intellectually dishonest at best.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for providing the linked article; I will read and study it over the coming days. My initial impression is this: O'Connor would not be pleased to be used on behalf of the author's geopolitical liberalism. However, my initial impression could be based on a misreading of the article.