The term “Islamophobe” is fast joining “racist”, “homophobe”, et al., as a reliable tool of politically-correct argument, a way of silencing the Left’s opponents and consigning dissenters to the phobic outer darkness beyond the pale of polite discourse.
Object to Hamas? You must be Islamophobic!
Want to scrutinize speakers of Farsi or Arabic more carefully at the airport? Islamophobe!
It is with this in mind that Gates of Vienna proudly launches a pre-emptive counterstrike:
If I can figure out a way to scrape it off the screen and put it on a real button, I’ll pin it to my waistcoat or on the lapel of my dinner jacket, for all the world to see.
In the meantime, this will have to do.
Update: I’ve made a smaller button for the folks who asked for it. See the next post.