UK former equity chief warns: “Islamophobia” is a “bullies charter” used by “censorious Muslims”

In mid-May, the UK government refused “to adopt a working definition of ‘Islamophobia’ proposed by an all-party Parliamentary group”. The definition put forward determined that “Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness”.

Now….

Britain’s former equality tsar Trevor Phillips OBE has warned the sweeping new definition of “Islamophobia” is a “bullies’ charter” for Muslims inclined to censor criticism of Islam and Islamic practices.

Phillips, a former Labour politician and son of African-heritage migrants from British Guiana — now Guyana — who served as head of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) quango and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) which succeeded it from 2003 to 2012, warned that the definition would “make it illegitimate to criticise anyone who uses the fact that they are a Muslim or defending Muslims to make it impossible to contest their point of view”.

The definition of “Islamophobia” was endorsed by London mayor Sadiq Khan,  who Donald Trump recently called a “stone cold loser“.  Trump’s description had nothing to do with Khan being a Muslim, which as usual, Trump was presented to be “racist” for his accurate description of Khan. Under Khan’s leadership, London has morphed into a crime den, where Somalian parents are now sending their kids back to Somalia to avoid knife crime and where acid attacks have terrified the city, the most recent acid attack was on three people in two separate incidents by two people hidden under burqas.

The “Islamophobia” canard aims to shut down all criticism of Islam and offense to Muslims while shielding the human rights abuses by Muslims against unbelievers. “Islamophobia” instead paints Muslims as the victims, enabling their supremacy over disbelievers.  All other religions and ideologies can be criticized but Islam. This sets the Sharia above democratic rights and freedoms. Not enough people question why more Muslims do not advocate for real victims and condemn their fellow coreligionists for widespread abuses instead of screaming the loathsome term “Islamophobia”. Instead, Muslim advocacy groups and leaders blame everyone else for their 1400 year aggression.  Trever Phillips warned that “Islamophobia’” is the foundation of a bully’s charter and explains….

“You get a university or local authority to adopt this extremely vague, wide-ranging definition. Anyone who says something that could be presented as in any way related to Muslims can then be shouted down…Essentially they are told they are Islamophobic, that they are bringing the institution, council or Government department into disrepute under their employment contract. That makes them sackable.”

I was personally “sacked” by the Liberal Government of Canada for “Islamophobia” where CAIR-CAN (renamed the National Council of Canadian Muslims) was influential. Targeting other infidels for “islamophobia” will aggressively continue. It is high time that Western countries fully reject “Islamophobia” and replace it with “anti-Muslim bigotry”.

“The Government has yet to formally adopt the definition, with Equalities Office officials noting that the law “defines ‘race’ as comprising colour, nationality and national or ethnic origins, none of which would encompass a Muslim or an Islamic practice”

It is also high time that democracy-respecting Western nations pull out of the United Nations which has been steadily tightening its alliance with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. This deadly alliance serves to exert more pressure on democracies. Democracy is incompatible with the Sharia. When citizens of a democracy visit Islamic countries, they are expected to show respect for the Sharia.  Sharia adherents on the other hand expect democracies to bow to the sharia once they immigrate to the West.

“Even the usually politically correct National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) has expressed“some concerns about the proposed definition of Islamophobia”, suggesting it was “too broad”, “could cause confusion for officers enforcing it”.

“Islamophobia” initiatives cause divisions and confusion. Muslim lobbies do not accept “anti-Muslim bigotry” as an alternative because that phrase puts Muslims on par with everyone else. Such groups seek the supremacy of Islam.

“Former Equality Chief: Islamophobia Definition a ‘Bullies’ Charter’ for Censorious Muslims”, by Jack Montgomery, Breitbart, June 21, 2019:

Britain’s former equality tsar Trevor Phillips OBE has warned the sweeping new definition of “Islamophobia” is a “bullies’ charter” for Muslims inclined to censor criticism of Islam and Islamic practices.

Phillips, a former Labour politician and son of African-heritage migrants from British Guiana — now Guyana — who served as head of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) quango and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) which succeeded it from 2003 to 2012, warned that the definition would “make it illegitimate to criticise anyone who uses the fact that they are a Muslim or defending Muslims to make it impossible to contest their point of view”.

The definition, adopted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims, defines Islamophobia as “rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness”, and has been endorsed by MP including London mayor Sadiq Khan, anti-Brexit Change UK (CUK) leader Anna Soubry, Labour’s David Lammy, and his controversial colleague Naz Shah, who once ‘liked’ and retweeted a social media post suggesting Muslim rape gang victims should “shut their mouths for the good of diversity”.

Phillips cautioned that “What’s actually happening here is that the definition is the foundation of a bully’s charter.”

“You get a university or local authority to adopt this extremely vague, wide-ranging definition. Anyone who says something that could be presented as in any way related to Muslims can then be shouted down,” he explained.

“Essentially they are told they are Islamophobic, that they are bringing the institution, council or Government department into disrepute under their employment contract. That makes them sackable.”

The Government has yet to formally adopt the definition, with Equalities Office officials noting that the law “defines ‘race’ as comprising colour, nationality and national or ethnic origins, none of which would encompass a Muslim or an Islamic practice”, according to The Telegraph.

Even the usually politically correct National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) has expressed “some concerns about the proposed definition of Islamophobia”, suggesting it was “too broad”, “could cause confusion for officers enforcing it”, “be used to challenge legitimate free speech on the historical or theological actions of Islamic states”, and ultimately “undermine counter-terrorism powers, which seek to tackle extremism or prevent terrorism.”…..

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