Islamophobia: The Acceptable Bigotry That Arouses No Passion or Condemnation.

Adebayo Adeniran
3 min readMay 11, 2021

We show much less passion for Islamophobia than we do for other forms of prejudice. This is unacceptable, This needs to stop.

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In the holy month of Ramadan, Palestinian Muslims in Jerusalem, have been grappling, not only with the profound difficulties of their everyday lives, but also with the shelling by the Israeli police of the holy mosque of Al-Aqsa, which is at the heart of the battle between the state of Israel and Palestine.

In the fighting that has gone on for days, in which we are treated to the images of the shelling and the confirmation that babies have been among the 24 people killed and yet it seems that the lives of the victims — Muslims, do not matter.

In France, a number of serving French military officers have written to the head of state — Emmanuel Macron, stating that, he has surrendered to Islamists, thus bringing the republic to the brink of civil war. What’s interesting is that, the repulsive views of these servants of the state, have been endorsed by the leader of the nationalist party.

In my previous article, titled “ A French military coup d’etat in 2022”. I wrote of France’s highly complicated history with its colonies, its brutal killings of several hundreds of thousands of Algerian Muslims, in the war of independence and the resistance of the French army, replete with officers with far right sympathies, working to undermine Charles De Gaulle’s government, to relinquish control. The atrocities that France committed in Algeria, have never been atoned for and yet, what we get and read in the papers is of Muslims being the problem.

In the case of serving French officers, accusing Macron of surrender to Islamists and Israeli forces bombing the holy mosque of Al-Aqsa, the one connecting link, is, you have guessed it — Islamophobia.

The demonizing of Muslims, the pushing of the narrative that Islam is the problem, a cancer that must be cut out, is one that has gained mainstream…

Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible