Is it Racist to Criticize Islam?
by Citizen Warrior
Islam is not a race. There are Muslims of every race. The largest Muslim country is Indonesia. There are more non-Arab Muslims than Arab Muslims. Criticism of Islam is not racism.
Most people trying to silence criticism of Islam know full well Islam is not a race. But the slander is effective in the free world. The mere implication can ruin a political career or get someone fired. So while it’s not true — and most people saying it know it’s not true — it is an effective weapon of censorship nontheless.
The following list of prominent critics of Islam could go on indefinitely. If you think criticizing Islam is racist, can you tell me exactly what race they are all criticizing? Of course not.
Calling criticism of Islam “racist” is a manipulative, underhanded slander. The accurate name is “critic.”
All the people below are engaged in religious criticism, criticism of an ideology, and political commentary, all of which are desirable, necessary, vital components of a free society.
I hope this list, once and for all, will make anyone who says “criticizing Islam is racist” look ridiculous … Every time you read or hear anyone using “racism” to silence criticism of Islam, respond with this list and see what happens.
[To read more about all of these intriguing and courageous people, go to the link, below]
Is Ayaan Hirsi Ali a racist? She was born in Somalia, from which she escaped to avoid an arranged marriage, and she eventually became a member of Parliament in the Netherlands.
Is Wafa Sultan a racist? She was born and raised in Syria, and was trained as a psychiatrist.
Is Ibn Warraq a racist? Warraq was born in India to Muslim parents who migrated to Pakistan after the partitioning of British Indian Empire.
Is Tapan Ghosh a racist? The president of Hindu Samhati, he speaks all over India and the United States about the ongoing Islamic invasion of West Bengal.
Is Seyran Ates a racist? Born in Turkey of Kurdish parents, and now working as a lawyer in Germany, Atest is highly critical of an immigrant Muslim society.
Is Francis Bok a racist? Francis Piol Bol Bok, born in Sudan, was a slave for ten years but is now an abolitionist and author living in the United States.
Is Nonie Darwish a racist? Now an American, she grew up a Muslim in Egypt, the daughter of an Egyptian general whose family was part of President Nasser’s inner circle.
Is Brigitte Gabriel a racist? She’s an Arab, born in Lebanon.
Is Mark Gabriel a racist? Born in Egypt, he became an Islamic scholar in the Muslim world’s most prestigious university.
Is Walid Shoebat a racist? He’s a Palestinian immigrant to the United States and a former PLO militant.
Is Simon Deng a racist? He was born in southern Sudan.
Is Babu Suseelan a racist? Born in India, Professor Babu Suseelan is a Hindu leader, a human rights activist, a university professor, and a psychologist.
Is Walid Phares a racist? Phares was born in Lebanon, where he earned degrees in law, political science and sociology.
Is Zeyno Baran a racist? Baran is a Turkish-American scholar and Director of the Center for Eurasian Policy.
Is M. Zuhdi Jasser a racist? He’s the President and Founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.
Is Magdi Allam a racist? Allam was born in Egypt and raised by Muslim parents.
Is Farshad Kholghi a racist? Born in Iran, he is a well known figure from public debates in Denmark.
Is Bassam Tibi a racist? Born in Syria, Tibi is now a German citizen.
Is Khaled Abu Toameh a racist? Toameh was born in the West Bank in 1963 to an Israeli Arab father and a Palestinian Arab mother.
Is Tawfik Hamid a racist? He was born in Egypt and became a member of the militant Islamic organization, al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya. After a change of heart, Hamid started to preach in mosques to promote a message of peace, which made him a target of Islamic militants who threatened his life.