The movement seeking to turn "Islamophobia" into a thought crime and to silence all critics of radical Islam is gaining momentum. Just recently, Think Progress — an organization created by billionaire George Soros, puppet master of the left wing of the Democratic Party, and John Podesta, former chief of staff in the Clinton White House, put out a report written by Faiz Shakir and others called Fear Inc: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America. Because of his speeches to students warning against the pro-jihadis spreading their message of hate in our universities — in particular the Muslim Students Association — David Horowitz was one of the targets of this smear. Another was Robert Spencer, author of several courageous books about radical Islam and director of the early warning website jihadwatch.org. Ironically, Horowitz and Spencer are the authors of a new pamphlet, Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future, which unmasks the sinister agenda behind the anti-Islamophobia movement, which Frontpage takes pride in publishing today.
Horowitz and Spencer show why "Islamophobia" is the new, favorite attack term of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Hamas-spinoff CAIR and assorted Marxist groups, to silence critics of Islamic terror, misogyny, and religious bigotry. The Brotherhood and its front groups allege that it is the pathological hatred of Muslims — despite the fact that Horowitz, Spencer and the other targets of this smear have said in so many words and on many, many occasions that individual Muslims are not their targets. "Islamophobia" is clearly an effort to silence any criticism of Islam — for instance, of the oppression and mutilation of women and murder of homosexuals advocated by its most radical elements, or of the calls by imams to kill Jews and infidels — by making the critic guilty of a bigotry that should itself be feared.