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Sydney Islamophobia Conference

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Down with IslamophobiaFor those unfamiliar with the term, an Islamophobe is someone who is making a rational, compelling and successful argument against a Muslim or a Muslim's leftist friend.
MICHAEL COREN
 
Islamophobia is all around us. It's in the air we breathe and permeates our very being. We feel shame and guilt, and walk around with eyes downcast.
 
What to do about it?
 
Well, a conference might fit the bill: it will provide further opportunities for academics to excoriate us and air their theories about why we are so evil. It will use taxpayers' money, and guarantee more trees are cut down for the papers and reports that will inevitably follow. (but what's the betting you won't hear a peep from environmentalists  at this profligate use of resources?)
 
Paradoxically,  the more multiculturalism and interfaith we have, the more the need for forums on Islamophobia seems to grow. Still it would be churlish to query the necessity for a talkfest on this vital topic.
Let's instead ponder what delights are promised for this event:
 
Challenging Islamophobia


Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney
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As a framework for living with cultural diversity the ideal of multiculturalism has come under increasing attack both in Australia and overseas. This  conference seeks to set a platform to explore how to work towards a socially cohesive society in the context of contemporary realities and challenges.
Significantly important are the issues of Islamophobia and its influences on ntegration and citizenship within the current and future framework of Australian Multiculturalism.

Sessions include:
Media and its Role in Public Hysteria
On the Borderline of Vilification and Freedom of Speech
Politics of Diversity and the Politics of Marginalisation
Muslim Women: Narrated experiences from the Margins
Anti Racism: Learning from the past, new strategies

I don't know about you, but I don't need to attend, because I know in advance what's going to be said and  who's going to be the victim and the villain. I can hazard a guess what the  recommendations will be and that it will involve spending more of our taxpayer dollars on Daniel Pipesappeasing Islam so that its adherents don't feel so victimised that they are forced to resort to violence. Which will of course be our fault!
 
How can I be so sure? Well, in that short summary, I spotted all the buzz words  - Cultural Diversity, Multiculturalism, Socially Cohesive Society, Islamophobia, Public Hysteria Vilification, Marginalisation and Racism. Elementary really!
 
Back in  2005, Daniel Pipes wrote about Islamophobia:
An Islamist group named Hizb ut-Tahrir seeks to bring the world under Islamic law and advocates suicide attacks against Israelis. Facing proscription in Great Britain, it opened a clandestine front operation at British universities called "Stop Islamophobia."
...the neologism Islamophobia was launched in 1996 by a self-proclaimed "Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia." The word literally means "undue fear of Islam" but it is used to mean "prejudice against Muslims"...and  has achieved a degree of  linguistic and political acceptance, to the point that the secretary-general of the UN presided over a  2004 conference titled "Confronting Islamophobia" and a Council of Europe summit condemned "Islamophobia."
But what exactly constitutes an "undue fear of Islam" when Muslims acting in the name of Islam today make up the premier source of worldwide aggression, both verbal and physical, versus non-Muslims and Muslims alike? What, one wonders, is the proper amount of fear?
...Hizb ut-Tahrir's manipulation of "Stop Islamophobia" betrays the fraudulence of this word. As a Sunday Times article explains, "Ostensibly the campaign's goal is to fight anti-Muslim prejudice in the wake of the London bombings," but it quotes Anthony Glees of London's Brunel University to the effect that the real agenda is to spread anti-Semitic, anti-Hindu, anti-Sikh, anti-homosexual, and anti-female attitudes, as well as to foment resentment of Western influence.
Accusations of Islamophobia, writer Kenan Malik says, are intended "to silence critics of Islam, or even Muslims fighting for reform of their communities." Another British Muslim, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, discerns an even more ambitious goal: "all too often Islamophobia is used to blackmail society." (source)

Kenan Malik wrote about the Islamophobia Myth:Kenan Malik
Ten years ago, no one had heard of Islamophobia. Now everyone from Muslim leaders to anti-racist activists to government ministers wants to convince us that Britain is in the grip of a major backlash against Islam.

But does Islamophobia exist? The trouble with the idea is that it confuses hatred of, and discrimination against, Muslims on the one hand with criticism of Islam on the other. The charge of "Islamophobia" is all too often used not to highlight racism but to silence critics of Islam, or even Muslims fighting for reform of their communities. (source)

This year, Paul Sheehan weighed in with “Islamophobia is a fabrication.”
I've been considering a request from a post-graduate student who wants to do a thesis on Islamophobia in Australia. She writes: "I am researching the topic Islamophobia, and I am trying to prove whether Islamophobia is based on religion fear or cultural fear of Islam."
What about proving that Islamophobia exists at all? That would be the logical, ethical and scholarly starting point. But it Paul Sheehanappears the outcome has already been decided. This would fit the prevailing orthodoxy in academia that the default position for Muslims in Australia is victim. The jargon, "Islamophobia" is part of this ideological construct.
Sheehan then goes on to list “the series of blows to the image of Muslims in just the past three weeks”, including a group of about 100 young Muslim members of  Muslim Brotherhood Movement, moving through the city intimidating, harassing and beating bystanders, the hyper-violence involving two warring Lebanese Muslim clans, the power struggle at Lakemba mosque  involving criminal damage, the gang who sexually assaulted a 13-year old girl and the Muslim bikie gangs. (source)
So why is a supposedly reputable university allowing this deceitful Conference?
Who is funding it?
 
Shouldn't we instead be encouraging academics (and Muslims themselves) to honestly examine Islamic texts and reform them so that Islam can co-exist within our democratic and free society? Or if it transpires that Islam is incapable of reform, then in the interests of  upholding our egalitarian values and human rights, it must be banned.
 
We cannot allow a racist, supremacist, misogynist, homophobic ideology to destroy our culture. If we don't start to act now, we will all becomes slaves subjugated under Islam .
Last Updated on Sunday, 28 June 2009 11:29  

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