Fear of Islam has spread into the hearts of nearly two-thirds of humanity through global political actors, Turkish Religious Affairs Directorate head Mehmet Görmez said today.
Turkish Religious Affairs Directorate head Mehmet Görmez speaks at a conference
"Islamophobia has become an illness in the hearts of two-thirds of humanity. We are facing different kinds of challenges against Islam,” Görmez said in a meeting with religious officials in the western province of İzmir.
Görmez also said mass media had taken over all young people, leading to a change in the language and understanding of their audiences.
“We can’t continue with the definitions from 10 years ago,” he added, signaling a change in the institution’s teachings.
Two-thirds of humanity! What on earth could have caused this disease?
And how can it be eradicated? If Görmez and other Islamic supremacist leaders really want to end "Islamophobia," here's how.
1. Focus their indignation on Muslims committing violent acts in the name of Islam, not on non-Muslims reporting on those acts.
2. Renounce definitively, sincerely, honestly, and in deeds, not just in comforting words, not just "terrorism," but any intention to replace the constitutions of any non-Muslim state with Sharia even by peaceful means.
In line with this, clarify what is meant by their condemnations of the killing of innocent people by stating unequivocally that non-Muslim civilians, including Israelis, are innocent people, teaching accordingly in mosques and Islamic schools, and behaving in accord with these new teachings.
3. Teach, again sincerely and honestly, in transparent and verifiable ways in mosques and Islamic schools, the imperative of Muslims coexisting peacefully as equals with non-Muslims on an indefinite basis, and act accordingly.
4. Begin comprehensive international programs in mosques all over the world to teach sincerely against the ideas of violent jihad and Islamic supremacism.
5. Actively and honestly work with Western law enforcement officials to identify and apprehend jihadists within Western Muslim communities. If Muslims do those five things, voila! "Islamophobia" will evanesce! "