Islamophrenia

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Islamophobia was easier to understand, because it was simply obsessive fear of Islam, inflected through extended exposure to brainwashing materials implying the evilness of Islam and/or Muslims. It is expressed in a reaction of disgust, and attempt to distance oneself from it, from its followers, and from anything related to it.

Of course Islamophobia has it’s own levels that go from mild to extreme.

What Bill Maher and Sam Harris demonstrated recently on Maher’s show was not even an extreme level of Islamophobia. What we are witnessing now is a state of Islamophrenia, where the obsessive fear of Muslims is being imposed upon everyone who is not Islamophobe. It is an attempt to normalize Islamophobiaztion of the world.  It’s the state at which islamophobia, a reaction that occurs to an external stimulator, becomes Islamophrenia, a mental obsession with the danger of Islam, with or without external stimulation. This obsession drives it’s bearer to search for validations for its fears, and to make extreme associations about reality to validate those fears.

In other words, if Islamophobia is the state of “obsessive fear of Islam”, then Islamophrenia is the state of “obsessive panic over Islam”. It’s the explosion of the brains of Islamophobes into a state of “take it way, just take it way, I can’t stand it being here, aaaaaaaaaaaaahh !!!” .

To those people, there are things they need to understand, if they want to continue to keep their sanity.

First of all, go seek help. Seriously! There are many qualified psychiatrists and psychologists who might be able to help you.

Second of all, in case you are wondering why you need to seek help. You are a person, who actually believes, that it is the secret intention of almost one fourth of people on this planet, to kill you, and to destroy everything that you love. And if this is the world that you live in, then I feel really sorry for you. I want you to know that this is all in your head, and it has nothing to do with reality. And as soon as you realize that, you can join us back here in SaneLand.

In SaneLand, there lives billions of people, who do not think that every fourth person is a hidden killer with an explosive built around his waste. If you really want to join them you need to understand what is your problem with Islam first.

Ask yourself these hard Questions, why are you worshiping your fear of Islam? Why have this fear taken over your life? And what are the possible consequences of this fear? What is it that you want to achieve by instigating this fear in other people? Do you subconsciously believe that convincing other people of the fears that you have will make your fears less fearful? Or you simply closed your mind to the goodness inside this particular religion, and you are no longer able to see anything good inside it? What is it exactly that you want?

Islam is not going to change to fit into your definition of what is right, and what is wrong. Nor will quarter of humanity abandon it’s faith because it “makes you uncomfortable”. If you want to change the behavior of Muslims, you need to be open to change some of your behavior too. At the same time, when you want to address Muslim people, you need to hold them up to their own standards, not yours. In other words, if there is something that Muslims do that you do not like, then study the Quran, and then from the Quran show to the Muslims how their behavior is wrong. Do not bring to us your own morals, and tell us that our morals are wrong. First of all, learn our own morals to see if the “disagreement” at hand is on the level of principles or at the practical and logisicial level. If it is a practical issue, as in to say that both Islam and whatever value you believe in, say that killing civilians is not acceptable, then there is no need for you to criticize Islam whenever you want to criticize this behavior. You have no right to link those actions to Islam.You have the right to criticize the actions themselves, but you have no right to make that association. That is because Islam condemns and criticizes those actions too, or at least the definition of Islam in the overwhelming majority of Muslims.

Sam Harris went on to say that “there are hundreds of millions of Muslims, who are nominal Muslims, who do not take the faith seriously, who do not want to kill apostates, who are horrified by ISIS.”

So in Harris’ brain, there is a conflict between believing in the true Islam, and being a good person. In other words, the only way for you to be a good Muslim, is for you to not really know what you are doing, and not really understand Islam.

So basically, according to Harris, there’s this whole civilization, part of whom speak the same language the Quran is revealed in, and they are all either unable to understand the essence of Islam, as he did, in which case they would be intellectually inferior to him; or they must be morally inferior, because they know how evil Islam is, and they still believe in it anyway.

Sam Harris seems to think that he is the one who came to these poor and ignorant Muslims, after 1400 years of Islamic civilization, to enlighten the Muslim world with his understanding of what Islam is really all about! How generous of him!

Ironically, this is probably how ISIS fighters would be thinking about Islam too! They both think Islam can only be that way.

If I came to you and said you need to do this because this is what I believe to be the right thing to do, then I would be imposing my worldview over you. But that’s exactly what these two are trying to portray as something “factual” and casual. They are imposing their own definition of liberalism on everyone in the world, and are axe ante refusing any input or modification to what “freedom” or “liberty” means from any other civilization or groups of humanity.

In other words, they alone make the definitions, and humanity must follow, otherwise they are retarded and regressive. How liberal is that?!

The reality is, this dream world of yours is an illusion. The Muslim world will not change Islam for you, if that’s your ultimate dream. Nor will Muslims be exterminated. You will have to change, and to do that, I suggest you find a way to get in peace with yourself, and with the idea that Islam existed, exists, and will always exist, and you need to learn to live with it. That is, of course, for the sake of your own sanity.

If your only condition to accept the existence of Islam is for its quarter of humanity to be perfect, then you have a problem with understanding what a human being really is.

But if there is something in Islam that you do not understand, you may politely ask for one of the 1.5 billion people to explain it to you. But keep in mind, that this will be the answer of this one person only. Islam is as big as life. And if you have a problem with extremists in the Muslim world, then welcome to the club. We (moderate Muslims) have problems with extremists in the Muslim world and in the west. They both do us injustice when they equate Islam with the actions of ISIS.

Eventually, someone who have been living in a bubble of his own creation, in which every fourth person is a potential enemy, will never be happy. His delusions absorb his happiness. Sometimes I feel genuinely sad for bigots, espicially when I try to imagine the world as they see it.

Thankfully, this mental disorder is still containable, with few confirmed infections. I think and hope humanity’s moral health system will be able to contain it, and exterminate it.

And to the bigots, I hope you get over your bigotry. Life is much more beautiful than you think. And not everybody is trying to get you. You are not that important.

Really.

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Word of the day …

schiz·o·phre·ni·a

1. Any of a group of psychotic disorders usually characterized by withdrawal from reality, illogical patterns of thinking, delusions, and hallucinations, and accompanied in varying degrees by other emotional, behavioral, or intellectual disturbances.

 

 

 

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