[Buddha-l] Was Buddhists Taking a Stand Against Isllamophobia

Dan Lusthaus vasubandhu at earthlink.net
Mon Sep 24 15:05:30 MDT 2012


>There was a time when I thought a list called buddha-l would mostly carry messages about Buddhism rather than endlessly tedious screeds based on people's unfounded fears about our nation's universities being taken over by billionaires from overseas. When I have a craving for that sort of thing I tune in to Rush Limbaugh or Michele Bachmann.

We here in the Northeast have already seen it -- it may take awhile to reach your neck of the woods, but it is coming. As usual, you pretend something doesn't exist by pretending it is right wing paranoia. I guess that sort of strategy is necessary to maintain the illusions...

>toxic anti-Semitism and Islamophobia manifesting on campus [...] I see no way of combatting one without also combatting the other.

What are you doing about Islamic antisemitism (promoted and proliferated by state media throughout the muslim world)? Inquiring minds would like to know.

Let me repeat this question:
Why label anyone willing to acknowledge that Islam has a long violent streak as Islamophobes?

Now we know the answer. It avoids facing reality or having to provide either evidence or cogent argument.


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