I just saw the news headline -- "Is America growing Islamaphobic?"
Jeez, well, let's see. Muslims -- in the name of Islam, flew planes into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and would have hit the Whitehouse if they could have made it.
And they blow themselves up regularly in crowds of innocent people.
Hmmm. Well, I don't know. Is a Religion that incites and/or condones this sort of behavior something we should be afraid of?
They do it in the name of their religion, and their brethen and families, who may be more moderate, don't report them to the authorities, or speak out against it very much... if at all.
Something to fear?
YES! Are they crazy?
I think they are. Both groups -- the people who don't fear this sort of movement, and the people who are actively (or passively) supporting these movements.
And they call us the crazies for being afraid of people whose brothers, uncles, and cousins want to kill us.
It is absurd.
We should be Islamaphobic. And guess what, religious freedom stops when it enables a movement that is out to deny life, liberty and other pursuits of happiness to others. And until Muslims stop doing this, or stop protecting/turning a blind eye to their cousins who want Americans dead, I will fear Islam. Very, very much. And I don't want it in my country. They are dangerous.
And technically, a phobia is an irrational fear -- and a fear of Isalm is completely justified. So it's not a phobia.
There is tolerance and their is ignorance. Ignoring (and outright denying) the Islamic threat is ridiculous and dangerous.