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The “Islamification” of the West — by Way of Islamophobia

Written by Theresa Corbin for Al Jumuah Magazine

Islamification (a verbal noun) is a word made up by the far-right conspiracy theorists and Islamic vilification factory which means that Islam—not actual Islam, but the myth invented by Islamophobes themselves—is taking over a region.

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It happened when self-proclaimed terrorism expert, Steve Emerson, falsely claimed on Fox News that “a number of Muslim no-go zones existed in areas of the U.S., England, France, and other western countries. […] ‘Sharia law’ essentially overrode the laws of the countries in which said zones were located, and local police avoided interceding in the affected areas.” The term “Islamification” took off.

But is there any truth behind the claim? Absolutely. Olivia Rudgard, religious affairs correspondent for The Telegraph writes, “Islam is the only religion growing faster than the world’s population.” A major area of growth: The West.

But this growth, this “Islamification,” has looked so little like the Fox “News” fever dream that it tries to sell to the American public. The spread of Islam has not come with tribunals or the oppression of women or the abuse of other faiths. It has come instead with education, modesty, finance, and -not surprisingly- big appetites.

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7 thoughts on “The “Islamification” of the West — by Way of Islamophobia

  1. A great post that comes out the right time with all the hype of Islamic ghettos in west, which exist due to comprehensive problems and not just because Muslims like to hide themselves or their activities from westerners. Good on you to write this Corbin, as always spot on. MashAllah!
    How have you been otherwise?

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    1. Thank you. I have actually been thinking of this for some time. Maybe I should write a post exploring the phenomenon of the Muslim ghettos in the West. That would be very interesting indeed. InshaAllah. Other wise I have been very well busy but well. Hope are things for you?

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      1. Yes, that seems a good idea and who knows you can bring out stories of Muslims living in these ghettos in the west to highlight thier stories, struggles and integration matters? I am well but knee deep in negotiations for launch of a new set up. LOL.

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