“My journey toward Islamoawareness”

Posted by: Phineas on May 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm

**Posted by Phineas

That’s the title of a post at Big Peace from a person who works in Hollywood, but has to post through a friend because of the bigotry shown toward anyone who doesn’t toe the orthodox left-liberal line there. His awakening to the truth about Islam –that it is an aggressive, totalitarian faith driven by its core doctrines to force all others into submission– mirrors my own, though my journey began right after September 11th. Here’s how he begins:

I use the term “Islamoawareness” because people who are critical of Islamic doctrine are often smeared as “Islamophobes”. I reject this label because a “phobia” is an irrational fear of something, but to fear something that is, indeed, out to kill you is the height of rationality.

Read the whole thing. Like David Mamet’s story of his transformation from unthinking liberal to thoughtful conservative, it’s a tale of opening one’s eyes to facts –not bigotry, facts– and casting off comfortable blinders of political correctness in order to see reality, no matter how uncomfortable it makes us. It’s a path we all need to walk in the face of a continuing jihad, both cultural and violent.

And be sure to take note of the recommend reading list at the end; I’ve read most of them and heartily agree.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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4 Responses to ““My journey toward Islamoawareness””


  1. Carlos says:

    Yeah, there’s all kinds of “‘phobes” out there now. Islamophobes, homophobes, Christophobes, you name a victim group, there’s a “phobe” group for it.

    But like the writer points out, “…but to fear something that is, indeed, out to kill you is the height of rationality.”

    But I would change “kill” to “harm”.

    And our country is full of “leaders” who lead from a standing position with their heads firmly implanted either in the sand or, if they’ve already packed sand, in their posterior orifice.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    The use of the word “kill” is correct in its context. The science texts are full of the stories of extinct life forms that did not have the ability to recognize their natural enemies, like the dodo bird.

  3. Kate says:

    Thanks Phineas…I think many people have been on the same journey. Some of us were just afraid to mouth the words because of retribution from friends and associates. But, it has become painfully obvious that by asserting the word peace does not mean there will be a peaceful process following it.

    If you think about it, the Middle Eastern countries where Islam is the state religion are the most respressive regimes in the world. How can anyone not take note of that? I guess it’s that three little monkey attitude…they don’t want to see, hear or speak about the evil that exists there. And that’s just what those twisted systems need….for good men not to act.

  4. captaingrumpy says:

    Whats strikes me most about Islam is thet they don’t care how many of their own die.They will blow up 10 fellow Muslins to get 1 Christian.
    I asked this question before……Have you ever seen a Muslim fighting a Bushfire,or helping to rebuild after a cyclone??????
    I havent.I don’t thinkthat love for others comes into their teachings.They marry ,but treat the woman like dirt.It’s all about them ,and that’s why I think Obama wants to be like them.”no prisoners” mentality.