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Let me add to my previous comment by quoting from Sam Harris' e-mail exchange with Gleen Greenwald:

"There is no such thing as "Islamophobia." This is a term of propaganda designed to protect Islam from the forces of secularism by conflating all criticism of it with racism and xenophobia. And it is doing its job, because people like you have been taken in by it."

As a general rule, Harris is correct. Most fear of Islam isn't of an irrational character, and the term 'Islamophobia' was coined by cultural relativists for exactly the purpose Harris states. I urge the readers and contributers of On Being not to be taken in by it.

Greenwald's further discussion of the matter is at

and is most enlightening. Greenwald's moral relativism vis-a-vis Islamicist violence is clearly on display.

For Harris' view on how this type of criticism is utlimately unethical visit