The Council on American-Islamic Relations has apparently decided to take a cue from Saturday Night Live and plunge into the satirical business of fake advertisements. This week, the organization released a video promoting “Islamophobin,” a medication you can take whenever you want to free yourself from the illness of “bigotry.”
In the ad, people are seen freaking out when confronted with Muslim neighbors, Muslim Uber drivers, and Muslim customers in the local convenience store. But after popping one Islamophobin, these frightened silly-willies can get back to their normal lives. Suddenly, they understand that not all Muslims are evil terrorists.
Well, guess what, CAIR. No one thinks that.
Some people do believe, however, that Islam has a problem. And by “some people,” we mean “anyone who has bothered to read the facts.” The sad fact of the matter is that no matter how much propaganda Muslim organizations throw at the wall, no matter how many Democrats edit “Islamic terrorism” out of their vocabulary, and no matter how often we are assured that Islam is a religion of peace, those problems are real.
If there is medication out there that allows people to suddenly see reality, it’s not “Islamophobes” who need to take it.
No, that medication would be best taken by people who think that Islamic terrorism is something entirely separate from Islam. They seem to believe that it’s one of those tricky semantic debates like the way “public school” and “private school” mean the opposite things in the UK and the United States. Or at least, they want us to believe that.
It would be best taken by people who think it’s a smashing-good idea to let hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without any system of proper vetting in place.
It might be useful for people who think Pamela Geller and Charlie Hebdo were at least 50% responsible for the Islamic violence coming their way.
It would find a comfortable home in the medicine cabinet of anyone who tries to call Islamic terrorism “workplace violence.”
A phobia, by definition, is an irrational fear. When there is a religion that is – for whatever reason – producing an endless stream of cold-blooded murderers, we can safely say that the fear is quite rational.