Does Islamophobia exist? Not according to this Muslim Writer

You've all heard of the term Islamophobia: the supposed fear and hatred of Islam and Muslims. Chances are if you've spoken out against Muslim crimes you've been called an "Islamophob" at one point or another. Or maybe you were discussing how Jihad and the oppression of women are inherent in the Quran. Someone didn't like what you had to say, but couldn't come up with a logical argument against it so they just called you names. What if Islamophibia wasn't real? What if it was just created by a bunch of Islamic centers to silence critics? That's exactly what one Muslim writer is arguing on The Huffington Post. There are hundreds of Islamic organizations in North America and each one wants to take ownership of it. Is it all about ownership? It shouldn't be. Is it all about portraying a better image of Muslims? I doubt it. Is it all about challenging the self-created fear of Islamophobia? Perhaps. What do I mean by "self-created fear of Islamophobia"? Do I dare to say that...(Read Full Post)