July 13, 2015

Expert: "Islamophobia" is a Muslim Brotherhood invention to "stifle criticism"

Marissa SemkiwArchive

Dr. Tony Costa, professor of world religions at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, explains the origins of the word "Islamophobia."

The concept was created by a Muslim Brotherhood front group in the 1990s as "a way to stifle any forms of criticism about Islam."

He adds that a "phobia" by definition is an "irrational" fear, and a fear of Islam is not irrational in light of both recent and ancient history.

Professor Costa also says that there is no such thing as "moderate Islam." There are, he says, "moderate Muslims," but the religion itself cannot be broken down into different denominations and remain orthodox.

He also explains why there always seems to be an increase in terrorism during Ramadan, and why ISIS seems to be on the rise.

(Dr. Tony Costa teaches in the area of religion with U of T in the School of Continuing Studies but is not a full-time professor of the U of T in the department of religion. He is also full professor of world religions with the Toronto Baptist Seminary and an adjunct professor with Heritage College and Seminary, and Providence Theological Seminary in the U.S.)

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commented 2015-07-16 21:53:51 -0400
I’d go with “dumb as a stump”
commented 2015-07-16 16:21:13 -0400
WAYNE i am beginning to think TERRY is a little “thick” or a Muslim following the principle of Taqiyya neglecting to mention the fact it has ( peaceful verses) officially abrogated by later more violent verses
According to the quran the world will be at peace only when Islam and Sharia reigns in every country
and never until then.This is why every Muslim can truthfully say, Islam is a religion of peace .
I have said what you said over and over with proof and he just turns his head, one has to wonder why.
Maybe he is playing a game to see how many times he can get us to say the same thing over and over, either that or he is dumb as a stump
commented 2015-07-16 16:04:41 -0400
Terry what you do not realize is that the peaceful passages in the Koran are abrogated by the later more violent and war like passages which were written later in the life of Mohammed. The Koranic principle of abrogation means the most recently written verse cancels out the any verse that was written earlier if there is a contradiction between the two. Phrases like “let there be no compulsion in religion” are nice to hear but are without force or effect because they have been abrogated by later more violent passages in the Koran. The teaching that support a non-violent and peaceful Islam are without effect because they are abrogated. Check out the Koranic principle of abrogation yourself if you don’t believe me. Better yet, buy a copy of Robert Spencer’s “The Koran for Dummies”. It was written with people like you in mind. Islam is many things, but a religion of peace it is not.
commented 2015-07-16 15:58:13 -0400
TERRY now your speaking out both sides of your mouth, you try to debunk Bill Mayer’s opinion with abrogated Quran quotes
Now you call Quran quotes “opinions”.
Talk about moving the Goal posts
commented 2015-07-16 13:49:28 -0400
Can’t debunk an opinion, Al.
commented 2015-07-16 13:46:31 -0400
Terry’s not posting anything but PC BS and cannot refute the TRUTH ABOUT iSLAM, try as he may…
Me thinks Terry is really a lib-bot that is on the Premier’s (“Princess Dude”) payroll.
commented 2015-07-16 12:58:16 -0400
TERRY i feel left out you haven’t debunked mine yet, you said Islam is a “religion of peace”, i said it was not and my answer debunks all yours
commented 2015-07-16 07:25:35 -0400
Marty: Ron posted a quote that was bullshit. I debunked it. Wayne made a statement that was bullshit. I called him on it. Sorry, was there something else you wanted me to comment on?
commented 2015-07-15 10:01:30 -0400
Lol. looks like Terry is losing arguments again…
Goal posts?, Really dude?…

There is no such thing as fair in life. Grow up. Your ugly grey beard can be deceptive… You are either right or wrong no matter what and how many lemmings believe it.

The Muslim Brotherhood are a cancer akin to the Nazi Party and should be treated as such. They were a large contributor to the Arab Winter, and ISIS. They were able to infiltrate the White House, Almost grabbed a state, (Egypt) and have also embedded themselves quite thoroughly in many aspects of our media. It is bloody obvious at HuffPost if you read their garbage from time to time.
commented 2015-07-15 06:35:58 -0400
Rae: yes, that would indeed be Islamophobic. Thanks for the confirmation.
commented 2015-07-15 06:33:49 -0400
Wayne: I guess I shouldn’t try sarcasm on some folks.
Let me rephrase,
I am looking at the text of the Fajr. I am seeing the text you claim it begins with: "“kill the infidel”.
Can you tell me what text you’re referencing?
commented 2015-07-15 06:30:11 -0400
Ron: not interested in playing Usenet, sorry. I should have remembered your discursive style. Bye bye.
commented 2015-07-15 02:41:04 -0400
The only reason that I could be considered to be an Islamophobe is that I have come to accept the fact that Most devout Muslims would like to KILL me.
commented 2015-07-14 23:38:16 -0400
Terry: They say the same prayer five times a day. It is you who does not know what you are talking about. You should not do that. The peaceful passages in the Koran are abrogated by the more warlike passages which were written later, In the case of conflicts in the Koran the verse which was written most recently is the one that is considered correct.
commented 2015-07-14 23:13:11 -0400
AL ROSE, as usual Terry typically ducks and weaves. I didn’t ask him to comment on what Mayer said. I specifically asked him to give examples to back up his claim of many teachings revealing that Islam is a religion of peace, which he refused to do. And he has the nerve to say I moved the goalposts! Al, Terry probably knows full well about abrogation, but plays a game of ignorance. Terry sell your self-righteous rants someplace else.
commented 2015-07-14 20:38:49 -0400
Religion of peace, is a misnomer, because all I have seen is murder and mayhem so I hope our government puts a stop to allowing those that would come here and push their demands on us. There are millions of Christians under attack, and if we have to bring in refugees lets concentrate on those that will respect us and follow our rules and values, and not build parallel societies within our borders.
commented 2015-07-14 20:27:03 -0400
RON i guess i had TERRY wrong i originally thought he was calling Islam a religion of peace,then understood i was wrong, but you see what i see, he is calling Islam a religion of peace.
That is totally wrong,it is not, he can spout as many peaceful versus he wants, they were all abrogated later in Mohammed’s life when Islam became a religion of violence
Sura 9:5, commonly referred to as the “Verse of the Sword”, revealed toward the end of Muhammad’s life , the Verse of the Sword abrogates their peaceful injunctions in accordance with 2:106. Sura 8, revealed shortly before Sura 9, reveals a similar theme.
8:39. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.8:67. It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allah desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
9:29. Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
9:33. It is He {Allah} Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam), to make it superior over all religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) hate (it).
The Quran’s commandments to Muslims to wage war in the name of Allah against non-Muslims are unmistakable. They are, furthermore, absolutely authoritative as they were revealed late in the Prophet’s career and so cancel and replace earlier instructions to act peaceably. Without knowledge of the principle of abrogation, Westerners will continue to misread the Quran and misdiagnose Islam as a “religion of peace.”
commented 2015-07-14 19:59:55 -0400
“Forget what Maher said.”
Ron says: Maher said this.
I disprove it.
Ron says: OK, forget what Maher said. Prove something else.
Do your own digging. I don’t have time to follow the goalposts you’re moving.
commented 2015-07-14 19:41:47 -0400
TERRY RUDDEN, evasive as ever. Forget what Maher said. Let’s deal with what you said that there are many examples of teaching that Islam is a religion of peace. C’mon Terry, if there are many examples as you claim revealing this, how about sharing? How about three verses showing Islam to be a peaceful religion?
commented 2015-07-14 19:25:24 -0400
Ron, you quote Bill Maher, saying: "The Qu’aran absolutely on every page has stuff that is horrible about how the infidels should be treated.”
I responded: " How many Suras would you like me to quote to contradict that exceptionally stupid lie? "
Since you failed to specify, I opened the Quran at random to page 33, Folio Edition, 2008, which is the section of the Cow Sura beginning with “Like him who spendeth his wealth…” and ending with “it will be repaid to you in full, and ye will not be wronged.” Not a single horrible remark about infidels on the whole page.
commented 2015-07-14 19:12:28 -0400
When a so-called “Christian” extremist (Waco, anybody?) does something stupid, the Christian community is quick to condemn and distance themselves from that person/group. Why does the Muslim community not do the same to their extremists?
commented 2015-07-14 19:10:59 -0400
Wayne: I’m sorry, but you’re saying things you obviously have no knowledge of. You shouldn’t do that.
There are FIVE Muslim daily prayers. Which one do you claim "starts with “kill the infidel”?
commented 2015-07-14 19:05:05 -0400
" you know as well as i do that is lie."
I won’t bore or annoy you by restating what I’ve already said.
commented 2015-07-14 18:52:55 -0400
TERRY RUDDEN, You “think that Islam claims to be a religion of peace” and "that “many of its teaching support that interpretation”. I am not interested in what you “think”. Give me examples from the Qu’aran and the life of their ‘prophet’ Muhammad to “support that interpretation”. C’mon Terry, you said that there were many examples. This should be easy for you.
commented 2015-07-14 17:04:58 -0400
Islam is not a Religion, it is a Political Platform or Political Cult. Jihad’s are just a part of this Cult, they are the up front, scary Guys of Islam. If you are not worried about having your head removed or being burnt alive, then you need a Head Check. Is it Phobic to be concerned about these descendents of The Missing Link? I do not think so. Our Left Wing Politicians cosy up to these Morons, in hope gaining their vote. They are signing our death certificates with their actions. Deport all Muslims and their supporters.
THREE DAYS AGO, AT A DEMONSTRATION FOR PERSONS WANTING TO BECOME JIHADS IDIOTS, A SMALL BABY WAS BOOBY TRAPPED WITH BOMBS TIED TO HIM/HER AND WAS BLOWN UP. This just to show trainees how to deliver a Bomb into a public area. Phobia? Phuk! Check this out online at Jihad Post.
commented 2015-07-14 16:38:44 -0400
The sad fact is that the Koran orders its followers to attack, kill, rob, and enslave non-believers. The Koran itself says that the later verses in the Koran which are the violent “kill the infidel” passages cancel out or “abrogate” the more tolerant passages in the Koran such as “let there be no compulsion in religion” ,an Obama quote. In addition, the Muslim daily prayer which has to be repeated five times a day in Arabic starts with “kill the infidel” and contains negative references to Jews “those who God had cursed” and Christians "those who have been lead astray. The hatred and violence are mainstream in Islam and that will not change. Muslims who refuse to commit the violence ordered by the Koran can and will be killed as hypocrites. Those who leave the religion can be killed as apostates.

The only law that Muslims are supposed to recognize is Sharia law. The man made laws of Canada are not recognized although Muslims in places like Calgary etc. can work as police to enforce these laws. There is no penalty for killing and unbeliever. A woman’s testimony is only worth half of that of a man. One judge (justice of the peace level) and two witnesses (one witness acts also as an accuser) meeting in private can produce a death penalty that is enforced by the Muslim community. So much for due process of law.

It is also against Sharia Law for Muslims to live in lands that are not governed by Muslims. This means that every Muslim in Canada and the USA and many other places violated Sharia by being here. This does not prevent them from telling us to make allowances for Sharia law. We should remind them of this fact when we politely tell them that no we do not and will not follow Sharia no matter what happens.
commented 2015-07-14 16:11:06 -0400
TERRY, sorry i misunderstood ,i thought YOU were saying Islam is a religion of peace, i see now what your meaning was.
Yes they do claim it to be a religion of peace, but you know as well as i do that is lie and they are using what the Quran instructs them to do to further Islam, any peaceful passages were overwritten and canceled by later more violent passages,
thereby making the peaceful Islam null and void ,of course Muslims will relate the peaceful passages and purposely omit the later passages of violence that canceled what they are telling westerners
commented 2015-07-14 14:35:19 -0400
“Westerners will continue to misread the Quran and misdiagnose Islam as a “religion of peace.”
Perhaps some do. What I’m saying is that Islam claims to be a religion of peace, and that many of its teachings support that interpretation. I do not buy any religion’s uncritical characterization of itself.
“Also the Quran is not open to interpretation.”
Yes, there are Christians who would also claim that the Bible is the inerrant word of God. However, there are also Muslims who believe, as many Christians do, that their holy book includes elements that are allegorical, given that human intellect can not apprehend the complexity of Allah in its totality.
commented 2015-07-14 13:32:29 -0400
TERRY you said “I think that Islam claims to be a religion of peace, and that many of its teaching support that interpretation.”
Islam was a religion of peace in the beginning in Mecca, once Mohammad went to Medina , he became a powerful Political and military leader and warlord that is when it became a religion of violence.
The Quran’s commandments to Muslims to wage war in the name of Allah against non-Muslims are unmistakable. They are, furthermore, absolutely authoritative as they were revealed late in the Prophet’s career and so cancel and replace earlier instructions to act peaceably. Without knowledge of the principle of abrogation, Westerners will continue to misread the Quran and misdiagnose Islam as a “religion of peace.”
Also the Quran is not open to interpretation