Razib puts it better than I could on “Islamophobia“. Strictly speaking, I’m not “phobic” since I don’t think they’re organized and competent enough to do us serious damage absent an auto-immune response. But since I have non-hyperventilating versions of many of the attitudes deemed bigoted toward Islam, go ahead and call me islamophobic. I suppose where I differ from Razib is that I’m further toward the pluralism/particularism vs rationalism axis and don’t mind a group’s illiberalism, as long as they keep it to themselves, with the Amish being ideal examples.

Advertisements