* Remember: an Islamophobe is a non-Muslim who knows too much about Islam!
Hat tip: ZIP
From his CV:
Professor Emeriitus of Sciology Gary Bouma ,Â Â born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and moved to Canada on completion of hisÂ PhDÂ and to Australia in 1979. An Anglican priest,Â Â he has been a religious professional in more than 8 denominations and particularly enjoys a small Anglican Parish in Brittany which he helped re-vitalize.
* Â And with all this going on at the same time this asshat goes there and soils his own nest.
There is a difference between right and wrong. There is a difference between good and bad. There is a difference between night and day. This asshat wants you to forget Bali one and two along with 9/11, Beslan, Madrid, London, Moscow, Bombay and another 11.000 Islamic terrorist attacks since 9/11 by accusing the victims and sucking up the the perps in a country that doesn’t protect its religious minorities? Where Christians are attacked and killed, where Christian schoolchildren have their heads chopped off on their way toÂ school?
*Â RIP Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Â Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.
Be gone Bouma, be gone!
Jakarta, (ANTARA News) – An Australian scholar said Islamophobia in Australia was ‘an irrational fear’ as Australian society was a multicultural one where any religion could be practiced.Â
“However, there are a few small groups who seem to find it necessary to speak ill about Islam,” said Professor Emeriitus of Sciology Gary Bouma at a press conference during the ongoing Third International Conference of Islamic Scholars (ICIS III) here Thurday.Â
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Bouma who is also head of UNESCO`s interreligious and intercultural relations for Asia Pacific said there were people in the west who were actively trying to spread Islamophobia and their efforts were being supported by non-religious parties.Â
It was possible Islamophobia had became a constraint to efforts to achieve world peace, he said, adding Islamophobia was a collective memory formed at the time of the Crusades over a thousand years ago.
“Nevertheless, Australia is a multicultural society where mutual respect, harmony, and acceptence prevail,” he said.
Bouma is a participant in a parallel discussion in ICIS III where on Wednesday he presented a paper on “Peace and Globalization.”Â
Some 350 delegates from 64 countries– including 27 international figures and 13 Indonesian figures, sre taking part in the three-day conference organized by Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia`s largest Islamic organization.Â
The conference has five objectives : obtaining an objective and comprehensive portrait of crises in the Islamic world, forming common perceptions on the anatomy of conflicts, preventing conflicts based on a common awareness, identifying and examining the Muslim world`s strengths and weaknesses, and enhancing solidarity against Islamophobia and Muslimphobia.
At the end of the conference an action plan called “Jakarta Message” outlining the gist of its results is to be issued to serve as reference for follow up actions.Â
Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla and NU Chairman Hasyim Muzadi would make remarks to close the coference`on Friday (August 1)