The ‘myth of Islamophobia’ (part 567)

“That Rabbi Eric Yoffie, the leader of the Union of Reform Judaism, the country’s largest Jewish denomination, would not only speak to a conference of the Islamic Society, as he did last week, but do so specifically with the agenda of denouncing ‘Islamophobia’ rather than using it as an opportunity to denounce the rising tide of Jew-hatred in the Muslim world, is a development that is as astonishing as it is lamentable. ‘Islamophobia’ is a red herring, a false debating point which seeks to change the subject from the very real threat of the infiltration of Islamist extremism in the United States to a focus on the mythical discrimination to which American Muslims are supposedly being subjected.”

Jonathan Tobin in the Jewish World Review, 5 September 2007