December 04, 2012

According to one source, the word’s origin is more sinister: Mullahs in post-revolutionary Iran cooked it up to describe women who refused to wear headscarves. It’s an Islamic variation on the communists”€™ “€œcounterrevolutionary”€ concept:

In fact, far from designating any racism, the word “€˜Islamophobia”€™ was clearly designed to discredit those who resist fundamentalists: starting with feminists and liberal Muslims.

At least gays can point (limp-wristedly) to actual, often fatal, incidents of “€œhomophobia,”€ although they”€™re considerably less vocal when the perps are Muslims (or other gays).

“€œIslamophobia,”€ though, is the Bigfoot of hate crimes. The few fleeting glimpses we get almost always turn out to be hoaxes.

One of the most recent also happens to be one of the most galling.

Earlier this year, the body of a young Muslim mother of five was found in her San Diego home. She”€™d been bludgeoned to death. A note beside her body read, “€œGo back to your country, you terrorist.”€

“€œWhat is happening is San Diego?”€ cried this gormless kaffir at The Daily Beast, claiming there had been “€œa disturbing increase in anti-Muslim incidents”€ in the area.

Shaima Alawadi’s murder quickly trended on Twitter, and The New York Times took note. The family’s lawyer wantonly speculated that the killer was “€œan Islamophobic veteran”€ living in what is, after all, a “€œmilitary town.”€ A Facebook campaign vowed that Muslims and non-Muslims alike would don “€œOne Million Hijabs for Shaima,”€ who was pictured wearing a headscarf in all family photos released to the media.

Then last month, Shaima’s husband was arrested for her murder. Oops.

Best part of the story?

Mr. Alawadi worked for the US Army in that “€œmilitary town”€ as a “€œcultural advisor”€ to soldiers heading to the Middle East.

Since we have evidence (albeit flimsy) that the liberal media elites really do listen to us (even if they”€™d never admit it), here’s an APB for the AP: If you”€™re looking for a word to describe how sane, well-informed individuals feel about uppity gays and belligerent Muslims, simply replace the “€œ-phobia”€ suffix with the far more accurate “€œ-nausea.”€

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