UK ‘Islamophobe of the Year’ is a Muslim

UK ‘Islamophobe of the Year’ is a Muslim

Maajid Nawaz, above, a  former activist in the radical Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir, was named a ‘UK Islamophobe of the Year’ at the weekend by a lunatic Muslim organisation, the Islamic Human Rights Commission.

Nawaz, who was chosen to fight the marginal parliamentary seat of Hampstead and Kilburn for the Liberal Democrats in the upcoming 2015 General Election, renounced his past and called for a “secular Islam” eight years ago, helping to set up the Quilliam Foundation, a counter-extremism think-tank.

Nawaz, described by the IHRC as a “poster boy of Islamophobes, regularly appearing in the media to demonise Muslim organisations”, shared the award with Home Secretary Theresa May who:

Beat her ex-cabinet Tory Party colleague Michael Gove to the prize [because she] has been a driving force behind the introduction of yet more repressive legislation targeting the Muslim community.

Shockingly, an “International Islamophobia” award was also given by the IHRC to the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo.

Even more appalling was the fact that, this year, the award scheme was endorsed by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.

Under the headline “A new low: Charlie Hebdo’s murdered staff receive an ‘Islamophobe of the Year’ award”, Douglas Murray of the Spectator wrote:

I have always treated the ‘Islamophobe of the Year’ event with the scorn it deserves. Not least because each year this fantasy prize for a fantasy concept is run by a British Khomeinist organisation laughably named the ‘Islamic Human Rights Commission’.  The nominees include anybody opposed to the agenda of Islamic extremists, including Muslims. 

Of course each year, whilst laughing at it, those of us who are regular nominees also regard it as being to our great good fortune that the IHRC is a British charity operating in the United Kingdom rather than an Islamic charity operating in an Islamic country.  If the latter were the case then rather than laughing at the IHRC every year, those of us who it annually attacks would be hanging from cranes.

Referring to the award to Nawaz’s award, he wrote:

The IHRC and their supporters seem to have much in common with fundamentalist and extremist Muslims, in that both are deeply irritated by the few brave Muslims like Nawaz.  Indeed they hate him even more than they hate people like me. 

Turning to the Charlie Hebdo award, Murray said:

Only two months ago another group of people who thought Charlie Hebdo is ‘Islamophobic’ went into the magazine’s offices and gunned down their journalists and cartoonists.  This is the way the pattern works now – the Islamic terrorists break through the front door with Kalashnikovs and then a whole network of fellow travellers try to sneak in through the back door and explain why the cartoonists and journalists might have had it coming.

Of course the IHRC and their supporters like to pretend that Muslims in Europe are being ‘otherised’ in the manner of Jews in Nazi Germany.  But nothing could be further from the truth.  Not just because it was concentration camps rather than ‘othering’ which was the main issue in Germany in the middle of the last century.  But also because Muslims in Europe enjoy full equal rights – far more so than in any Islamic country in the world today or ever.  If there are any negative feelings towards elements of the Muslim community it is towards the extremists. 

And why shouldn’t people hate those who blow up trains and buses, crash planes into buildings, shoot at free speech seminars and synagogues and target Christians, Hindus, Jews and liberal Muslims around the world?  If that ire does end up being more widely and less discerningly directed then it will be precisely because a growing number of non-Muslims begin to notice that Muslim communities seem capable not only of producing the sort of people willing to slaughter journalists and cartoonists but also of then providing a multitude of pseudo-moderate organisations which compare the victims of Islamist violence – rather than the perpetrators – to Nazis.

I hope the IHRC and their supporters had an amusing time at their awards ceremony at the weekend, laughing as they smeared and mocked dead journalists.  To my mind it provides a good reminder of what the civilised world is up against, abroad and at home.

18 responses to “UK ‘Islamophobe of the Year’ is a Muslim”

  1. L.Long says:

    Totally imaginary thing as isLame-o-phobia does not exists so long as they continue to demo their over all delusions and continue hurting people in various ways.

  2. Stuart H. says:

    If you define Islamophobia as irrational reasons to fear Islam, then the irony is that Maajid Nawaz is owed a great debt by British Muslims for tackling it seriously, while professional victims like IHRC do nothing but pile on rational reasons for fearing it and fuelling any irrational ones which pop up in the general panic that follows.

  3. Rob Andrews says:

    …renounced his past and called for a “secular Islam” eight years ago, helping to set up the Quilliam Foundation, a counter-extremism think-tank.

    Yeah. that the good face of islam. Who knows if he’s just a shill, to put on a good act. ‘see not all muslims are bad’. People can now breathe a sigh of relief.
    Gay people have a good reason to be islamophobic. We are dead from the start.

  4. Broga says:

    @Rob Andrews: There will be small consolation in knowing that many of the most outraged anti gay Muslims are themselves gay. As is the case, regularly revealed, of apoplectic anti gay Christians.

  5. barriejohn says:

    Jesus and Mo:

    The winners of the award were unavailable for comment on account of most of them being dead.

    I can’t possibly improve upon that!

  6. barriejohn says:

    As I pointed out the other day, our own dear Beardie Weirdie (and I don’t mean either Brian Blesssed or Bill Oddie) is in hot water over this award:

  7. John C says:

    Islamic Human Rights Commission,now there is a contradiction in terms.

  8. PeteSykes says:

    @Rob Andrews:
    Maajid Nawaz seems to be the real thing and good for him, I say.
    The Quilliam Foundation produce some proper investigations, e.g..
    Libya: The Strategic Gateway for the Islamic State.

  9. AgentCormac says:

    Although this kind of thing really, really gets your back up, I can’t help thinking that’s precisely the reaction these idiots want.

    Just like throwing people off buildings, burning them alive in cages and now getting a child to murder them in cold blood, the tactic is to shock and to provoke a reaction. In the case of IS it is designed to draw the West into a war we cannot win, and in the case of the ironically named Islamic Human Rights Commission, it is to draw yet more criticism to which they can point in order to gain more concessions and more privileges from the very same societies they wish to destroy.

    So, tempting as it is to want to turn the spotlight on the sickening and insulting posturing of an ‘award’ like this, perhaps we would do well to ignore idiots such as the IHRC for fear of playing straight into their hands.

  10. 1859 says:

    ‘Islamophobia’ ? = ‘Fear of islam’….O Dear !I wonder why! ?It can’t possibly be because of all the violence that extremist muslims perpetrate and publicise on the web! It’s really because we are all crypto-racists – that’s the real reason!

  11. Robster says:

    Does the lunatic Muslim organisation, the Islamic Human Rights Commission meet in the same building as the Muslim feminists association, the Islamic Bacon Lovers Collective, The Muslim Mens Shaving Group or the Unbagged women of Muslim Fellowship? I wonder.

  12. Maggie says:

    Damn! I didn’t realise there was a competition!

  13. Newspaniard says:

    Islamic Human Rights Commission = Oxymoron?

  14. gegsieline says:

    Islamophobe of the year, Islamic human rights? It’s not religion it’s satire. North Korean democracy sounds more legitimate.

  15. 1859 says:

    IA – No, YOU are the foot & mouth disease, not just in the UK, but in every country where your disgusting religion is rammed down peoples’ throats!

  16. Maggie says:

    IA, you say Muslims don’t feel British (and that’s Britain’s fault) and, according to you Muslims are corrupted by the British education system. It’s not up to Britain to change for Muslims, it’s Muslims who have to integrate into British society. Second, why is it Muslims are corrupted by the education system? Chinese aren’t. French aren’t. Polish aren’t.

    Why do Muslims refuse to accept that they and their religion are not precious, that the law of the land rules all of us. Something must make Britain a big magnet for Muslims to come here in such large numbers. Why don’t Muslims go somewhere already Islamic? Because Britain offers a better education system and a better life than pretty much all Islamic countries, that’s why.

    The problem is not with Britain. It is with an alien culture and a section of society that claims to want to be treated the same, but in reality wants to be treated a whole lot different. Special this, special that. The very fact that you talk about “Muslim communities” shows how little Muslims want to be a part of Britain that they isolate themselves.

  17. sailor1031 says:


    Interesting webpage you have there – most ill-informative. I think you’re just a little unknowledgeable about pigs for instance. You should really catch up with the nineteenth century on this topic instead of relying on seventh century fables.

    Am I to understand that you are being detained in Britain against your will? Otherwise I do not see why you cannot simply leave and go to some other country that will please you better.

  18. Stuart says:

    ‘Those Muslim youths who have been involved in terrorism and sexual grooming are the product of western education system which makes a man stupid, selfish and corrupt’

    Yes, and the education systems in countries where lethally violent misogyny, child marriage and gay people being murdered by baying mobs are all legal would made them far less interested in bloodshed and sex with young girls…