The 8 components of Islamophobia are:
1) Islam is seen as a monolithic bloc, static and unresponsive to change.
2) Islam is seen as separate and 'other'. It does not have values in common with other cultures, is not affected by them and does not influence them.
3) Islam is seen as inferior to the West. It is seen as barbaric, irrational, primitive and sexist.
4) Islam is seen as violent, aggressive, threatening, supportive of terrorism and engaged in a 'clash of civilizations'.
5) Islam is seen as a political ideology and is used for political or mulitary advantage.
6) Criticisms made of the West by Islam are rejected out of hand.
7) Hostility towards Islam is used to justify discriminatory practices towards Muslims and exclusion of Muslims from mainstream society.
8) Anti-Muslim hostility is seen as natural or normal.
From Islamophobia: A Challenge For Us All, The Runnymede Trust, 1997
Neocon rag, The Australian frequently features foaming Canadian calumnist Mark Steyn on its opinion page. His most recent appearance in The Voice of Murdoch in Australia, however, was as the subject of a news report, Freedom on Trial (14/6/08). Steyn is reportedly at the centre of a human-rights complaint by the Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC) against Maclean's Magazine. According to The Australian, "the columnist was accused of flagrant Islamophobia after his bestseller, America Alone, was excerpted in the news weekly in 2006. If found guilty, Maclean's could be ordered to stop publishing Steyn's column or other articles likely to expose Muslims to hatred or contempt."
Phillip Adams (odd man out at The Heart of the Nation) has mad Mark's measure. Steyn Gang - as Adams irreverently refers to him - is a hoot and a half, but there's some serious mischief behind the 'merriment': "Mark Steyn has been making his mark, or leaving his stain, on the conservative speaker's circuit. First in the US and now in Australia. Here, as there, adoring crowds of neo-cons and camp followers flock to laugh at the Canadian columnist's jokes and to applaud his insights. Trouble is it's near impossible to tell one from the other. The insights are comical and the jokes unfunny." (Boom, boom: Mark Steyn is no joke - his insights could lead to a lot more bloodshed around the world, The Australian, 22/8/06)
Some of Steyn's unfunnies appeared in the March issue of progressive US monthly Harper's Magazine. They were taken from a list of "assertions and implications" attributed to him in Maclean's Magazine: A Case Study of Media-Propagated Islamophobia by the CIC. Islamopocalypse is Harper's heading:-
Muslims are "sheep shaggers."
The number of Muslims in Europe is expanding like "mosquitoes."
Muslims living in the West are incapable of being loyal citizens of Western societies.
In a few years, Europe will be "semi-Islamified," living under shari'ah law.
European Muslims are the "new owners" of European society and are behaving like "tenants with a right-to-buy agreement."
Muslims have a collective agenda of taking over the world, including the West.
Muslims will inevitably take over Europe; the only issue left to be determined is how "bloody" the transfer of power in Europe, to Muslims from non-Muslims, will be.
Belgium no longer belongs to the Belgiums: it has already been taken over by Muslims.
Japan will inevitably be taken over by Muslims.
America will be an Islamic republic by 2040.
The Muslim takeover of America will occur in a violent way, through a nuclear attack on the United States. A copy of the Koran that will survive the nuclear attack will be placed in a War Museum that will be built by the Muslims. This Muslim takeover will be like Hitler and the Third Reich's takeovers in Europe; Jews will be accused of various false conspiracies and will be massacred by the Muslims.
The United States will split into different countries and states. Much of the country will be destroyed; there will be a Christian state; there will be a Muslim state filled with the ideas of jihad; and Jews and other minorities will have to be smuggled into Canada to escape from the Muslims, who will be out to eliminate them.
There will be an oppressive religious police enforcing Islamic norms on the population, such important American icons as the USS Ronald Reagan will be renamed after Osama bin Laden, no females will be allowed to be cheerleaders, and popular radio and televison talk-show hosts will have been replaced by imams.
There will be a break for prayer during the Super Bowl, the stadium will have a stereotypical Muslim name, and the fans will be forced to watch the game in a Muslim prayer posture.
The star player on the Los Angeles Lakers will be a Muslim. A popular American actress, while accepting an Academy Award on national television, will announce her conversion to Islam and her marriage to the Muslim Lakers star.
Her conversion will inspire tens of millions of Americans to do the same, furthering the Muslim takeover.
Americans are not being as vigorous in the process of kicking "Islamobutt" as they should.
Muslims' attempts to promote an understanding of their culture and history are actually motivated by a superiority complex and a desire to portray non-Muslim Westeners as inferior, inadequate, stupid, and dim-witted.
Muslims rallying against Islamophobic publications are really attempting to persecute writers for no good reason.
Muslims routinely launch meritless lawsuits against writers.
Oh, and as our own dear Kate of Camden would say: They carry M15s under their heeejabs!