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Sat Nov 30, 2019, 09:49 AM

Boris Johnson said that Islamophobia is a 'natural reaction' to Islam and that 'Islam is the problem

"This an issue that is particularly acute in the Conservative Party who have approached Islamophobia with denial, dismissal and deceit," the group said in a statement on Tuesday.

They added: "It is abundantly clear to many Muslims that the Conservative Party tolerate Islamophobia, allow it to fester in society, and fail to put in place the measures necessary to root out this type of racism."

Examination of the prime minister's own record, by Business Insider, shows that he has himself previously sought to downplay and even justify Islamophobia in the UK.

In 2005, Johnson wrote in the Spectator that he believed it was only "natural" for the public to be scared of Islam.

"To any non-Muslim reader of the Koran, Islamophobia — fear of Islam — seems a natural reaction, and, indeed, exactly what that text is intended to provoke," he wrote.

"Judged purely on its scripture — to say nothing of what is preached in the mosques — it is the most viciously sectarian of all religions in its heartlessness towards unbelievers."

https://www.businessinsider.com/boris-johnson-islam-is-the-problem-and-islamophobia-is-a-natural-reaction-2018-8?r=US&IR=T&utm_content=bufferf1aaf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-bi&fbclid=IwAR2E7g2-18N44rsBdXXNLj8YycigydDxVdZncTeKWk5DIc2KXwgDcQTedlU

They don't come to Western nations to assimilate.

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Reply Boris Johnson said that Islamophobia is a 'natural reaction' to Islam and that 'Islam is the problem (Original post)
JanetS Nov 30 OP
Badsamm Nov 30 #1
Gunslinger201 Nov 30 #2
Greenbeanbob Nov 30 #3
Thorson Nov 30 #4
Thorson Nov 30 #5
Model10RB Dec 1 #6
Valishin Dec 2 #7

Response to JanetS (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 10:52 AM

1. Hes right

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 04:32 PM

2. I disagree, a Phobia is an IRRATIONAL Fear

There is nothing Irrational about fearing Islam

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 06:42 PM

3. 2nd

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 08:31 PM

4. 3rd

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 08:39 PM

5. Seeing Egypt, Iran and some Asian countries change drastically to Islamic rule shows how it happens.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 05:34 PM

6. I caught a wicked case of Islamophobia. I even remember the first symptoms.

I can even remember how long ago it first came on...
18 Years
2 Months
20 Days
18 Hours
33 Minutes
25 Seconds
Ago

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:07 AM

7. It would help the conversation

if those making accusations were using the proper terminology. Islam is not a race, therefore opposition to Islam is not racism. It's more accurate to call it cultural-ism although that is somewhat inaccurate as well because Islam is also a political system.

Secondly, it can't be a phobia if it is based on a rational thought process. You don't have to agree with the outcome of that process but to declare it irrational requires ignoring the actual doctrine of the religion and its teachings. Dislike or distrust of Islam that is based on the teachings of Islam is entirely rational. Perhaps not polite or fitting with multicultural ideals but still rational.

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