We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A favorite example of mine is the old feminist declaration that men “objectify” women when they respond to female beauty as nature decrees. This particular reframing was not successful over the long term for the same reason that health scares involving coffee have never caught on: no one was willing to give up the stimulant.
Some Muslims are Christophobic -- they have an unreasoned fear or dislike of Christianity. Some Christians and others are Islamophobic in that their dislike or fear of Islam is without rational basis.
Other non-Muslims are concerned about Islam's leadership and their message of supremacism. There's too strong a basis for that concern to call it a phobia.
Leag - I've seen your comments before. This one is as rude and "phobic" as others have been. I can respect believers and their faithfulness without adopting that belief system. A person born into and raised in the Muslim faith has as much reason to believe in it as a Christian has or a Hindu has.
I have to admit that adult converts to Islam do throw me for a loop.
I have been accused of being an Islamaphobe and a bigot this weekend. There is something entirely liberating about saying, "So?". People that I love and care for have lost the ability to think clearly and reason. One discussion revolved around free speech and burning a Koran vs burning an American flag. I told them I didn't agree with either, but as an American, I support the 1st Amendment. As a Christian, to me, Muhammad is a false prophet who leading people astray. I was told that "a flag is just a flag" but "the Koran is somebody's religion". This is from a person who is offended by the Mississippi state flag and who thought Allah and God are the same.
Has it occurred to others that we badly need an English suffix denoting strong dislike without accompanying fear? As a candidate I propose "-averse", though it doesn't have the strength I'd like to see: "Islamaverse" - "Homosexaverse" - "Illegaverse" - oh, well . . .