Why I’m opposed to Ilhan Omar’s bill against Islamophobia, Masih Alinejad, Washington Post, 2022-01-25.
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The bill H.R.5665 – Combating International Islamophobia Act “establishes within the Department of State the Office to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia and addresses related issues.” It also declares that “The office shall monitor and combat acts of Islamophobia and Islamophobic incitement in foreign countries. The bill establishes the position of Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Islamophobia, who shall head the office.”
This initiative by American congresswoman Ilhan Omar is just another chapter in the campaign of political Islam to influence governments everywhere and anywhere. The nonsense term “Islamophobia” is simply an excuse to censor criticism of the religion Islam and its political variant Islamism. It is a new form of anti-blasphemy measure, but worse than traditional anti-blasphemy laws in that it privileges one religion in particular.
Masih Alinejad is the originator of the campaign
#LetUsTalk which promotes the right of women to talk about their experiences with forced veiling and the liberation of discarding the veil.
The Bill H.R.5665 has been approved by the House of Representatives (as of 2021-12-14) but not yet by the Senate.
Note that congresswoman Ilhan Omar wears the hijab, including when she is sitting in the House. Moreover, headgear was banned in the House of Representatives for almost two centuries, between 1837 and 2019. It is because of Omar that this rule now allows exceptions for religious reasons, thus violating the principle of separation between religions and State. The hijab is a banner of political Islam, an extreme right-wing movement.
This American legislation is to be compared with Canada’s Motion M-103.
- H.R.5665 – Combating International Islamophobia Act, Congress.gov, 2021-12-14.
- “Islamophobia” is Blasphemy
- British Secularists Reject “Islamophobia” Definition
- Islamophobia: There Is No Such Thing
- Rethinking “Islamophobia”
- Motion M-103, a Major Step Towards the Recriminalization of Blasphemy