Islamophobia vs Kafirphobia

Shouts of ‘Islamophobia’ in response to any attempt to discuss any difficult aspect of Islam is a highly successful method of stifling debate.

Just as branding those who question the alarmist climate consensus ‘deniers’, thus rendering them morally inferior and therefore not worthy of response, the badge of Islamophobe applied to your opponent obviates the need for any further interaction.

When we look at the savagery of the Islamic State, it is difficult to ignore the link to Islam – I mean there’s a clue in the name, right? – but to draw attention to such a link, and ask what it is about Islam that inspires such appalling actions, is, apparently, Islamophobic.

It’s a nonsensical argument, of course, but it works – in our hamstrung, politically correct Western world, it seems our kid-gloves politicians would rather avoid being labelled Islamophobes rather than standing up against the evil acts carried out in the name of religion.

But if we are going to have a Battle of the Phobias, then I think I know which side would win.

Whereas Islamophobia is a false construct – it is not Islam per se that we ‘fear’, it is the acts that are carried out in its name – ‘kafirphobia’ is real.

According to the Qur’an, ‘kafir’ or ‘kuffar’ is the term for unbelievers, that’s you and me, folks. In fact, Islam really doesn’t like us at all:

The Qur’an refers to those who do not accept Islam using a wide variety of terms such as kuffar, rejecter, disbeliever, evil, pagans, vilest of creatures, worst than cattle, like dogs, people of the book, those who disobey, etc. However in colloquial terminology, they are all encompassed into the one general word, kafir / kuffar. The Qur’an and Hadiths refer to the kafir in language that permeates vilification, belittlement, segregation, and even hatred for the majority of mankind… [link]

In other words, non-Muslims are, in the view of Islam, inferior in pretty much every way to Muslims. I would call that kafirphobia. It also explains a lot.

Why do Muslims appearing in Australian courts often refuse to stand for the judge? Because he or she is a kafir – the vilest of creatures – so why should a Muslim show any respect for such a person?

Why do Muslims, more than any other immigrant group, integrate less with their adoptive countries and frequently form enclaves? Could it be the desire to avoid contact with the kafir? A number of Qur’an verses confirm this:

  • Q3:28 Let not believers take the kuffar for friends; whoever does this, shall have no help from Allah, but you should guard yourselves against them, guarding carefully; and Allah makes you cautious of retribution from Himself; for Allah is the final goal.
  • Q4:144 O Ye who believe! Choose not disbelievers for your friends
  • Q5:51 O you who believe! Do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.
  • Q5:80 You will see many of them befriending those who disbelieve; certainly evil is that which their souls have sent before for them, that Allah became displeased with them and in chastisement shall they abide.
  • Q53:29 Therefore shun those who turn away from Our Message…

With guidance like that, is it any wonder that there is an integration problem?

Hear it from an Australian convert to Islam:


  1. I do believe he’s rapped in the head….better that he hide with the muzzies!!!!!!


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