When will Pankraj Mishra stop blaming the victim and take a closer look at murderous Muslim mobs who terrorize the whole world?
The disingenuous conflation of religious or cultural criticism with racial bigotry counts as one of the very worst moral deteriorations of the previous half-century.
Pankaj Mishra argues that Islamophobes among the intelligentsia, including “professional former Muslims” like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, have helped create the conditions for the current wave of “mass anti-Muslim hysteria” in the US.
Most of these ex-Muslim “dissidents” lucratively raging against Islam in the west wouldn’t be able to flourish without the imprimatur of influential institutions and individuals in the US and Europe. Hirsi Ali, who wishes to be the Voltaire of Islam, commands rapturous endorsements from not only rightwing crazies like Pamela Geller and Glenn Beck but also Tina Brown.
Blame the victim as per usual.
From the Guardian (of Muslims) of course…..