Islamophobia is a propaganda term invented by Islamists. And the measures for fighting Islamophobia seem utterly indistinguishable from Islamism. Islamists want all women wearing a head covering. It's the law in countries controlled by Islamic law. Islamists and their leftist fellow travelers have been pushing "Hijab tolerance" in colleges and other places to show "support" for Muslim women.
Non-Muslim children have to be dragged into mosques and taught Muslim prayers to promote tolerance and fight Islamophobia. How long until zoning ordinances dictate that no church can be higher than a mosque (to fight Islamophobia) and until blasphemy against Islam is punished with prison (as it already is in many European countries) to fight Islamophobia.
To paraphrase Sinclair Lewis, "When Islamist theocracy comes to America and Europe, it will be wrapped in tolerance and multiculturalism".
The President of Austria has called for all women to wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims to fight “rampant Islamophobia”.All women can wear a hijab. In Muslim countries, they often can't no wear one. And that category is spreading to include no-go zones and even more mainstream areas in European countries.
Alexander Van der Bellen, the left-wing former Green Party leader who narrowly beat a far-right candidate to take office in January, said freedom of expression was a fundamental right.
“And it is not only Muslim women, all women can wear a headscarf, and if this real and rampant Islamaphobia continues, there will come a day where we must ask all women to wear a headscarf – all – out of solidarity to those who do it for religious reasons.”
The Islamist agenda is fed by constant victimhood. Lies about Muslim women wearing hijabs constantly coming under attack. The truth is the exact opposite. The wearing of the hijab is the result of rampant sexism in Islam and in the Muslim world. It's enforced by violence and pressure. And the burka, especially so.
Here's an old New Yorker article that has no place in the David Remnick mag.
More often the girls were under orders from their fathers and uncles and brothers, and even their male classmates. For the boys, transforming a bluejeaned teen-age sister into a docile and observant "Muslim" virgin was a rite de passage into authority, the fast track to becoming a man, and more important, a Muslim man.... it was also a license for violence.We have to keep fighting Islamophobia by oppressing women. It's the intersectional thing to do.
Girls who did not conform were excoriated, or chased, or beaten by fanatical young men meting out "Islamic justice." Sometimes the girls were gang-raped. In 2002, an unveiled Muslim girl in the cite of Vitry-sur-Seine was burned alive by a boy she turned down.
A French survey found that 77 percent of the women who wear Hijabs did so because of threats by Islamist groups.