Islamic bigotry

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Islamic bigotry is a term that has been embraced by some conservative critics of some Islamic advocates. The purported bigotry is then used to malign Islam in toto, e.g., by Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, et al. The term is also used together with similar pejorative phrases like Islamofascism or Islamofascist.[1]

For example, the Terrorism Awareness Project run by Stephen Miller at the David Horowitz Freedom Center seeks to cast "islamic bigotry" in US political terms. "The political left has a public relations problem. It is in bed with the Islamo-Fascists who are attacking us. It runs interference for them; it tries to persuade Americans that no threat exists; and it labels anyone who says differently an "Islamo-phobe" and a "racist", it states on its website.[2]

The Daily Telegraph in August 2008 published an article titled: "Islamic bigotry is still bigotry" regarding the infamous "undercover Mosque" [3] documentary on UK's TV Channel 4 that revealed in 2007 purported bigotry preached by mainstream mosques in the UK against non-Muslims.[4]. But the provenance of most of this information came from reports commissioned by Policy Exchange a neocon think tank and pressure group in the UK.[5]


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  1. A term coined and amply used by Robert Spencer.
  2. Terrorism Awareness Project, "Islamic Bigotry", undated, accessed January 2008.
  3. [1]
  4. "Islamic bigotry is still bigotry"
  5. The reports and documentary were exposed in a October 2007 BBC Newsnight confrontation with Dean Godson. The apparent bias in the documentary and pamphlets was explored, and Godson proved evasive as to the motivation of these documents.