Pamela Geller & Robert Spencer Discover “Papal Jihad”
by Sheila Musaji
In the article The Islamophobic Attempt to Marginalize American Muslim Civic Participation, I have provided hundreds of examples of what appears to be a concerted Islamophobic attempt to marginalize the Muslim community.
In one section of that collection, I noted that “You don’t even have to be a Muslim or Arab to come under attack by the Islamophobes. Non-Muslims only need to treat Muslims the same as they would any other citizen to be attacked. The constant demonization of Muslims doing anything at all outside of the Muslim community, or of non-Muslims who accept Muslims as equal citizens and participants in American society extends to just about any situation.” The collection lists attacks on businesses, journalists, newspapers, leaders, politicians, organizations, etc. One of the categories in the collection is religious and interfaith leaders & organizations. The most recent series of attacks on Pope Francis needs to be added to that original list of religious and interfaith leaders who have been attacked. Here is the original list:
— Karen Armstrong was attacked by Robert Spencer for speaking at ISNA. — Auburn Seminary and its Center for Multifaith Education, Interfaith Center of New York, Intersections International, Odyssey Networks, Quest, and The Tanenbaum Center and its Religion and Diversity Education Program were accused of being part of a “leftist/Islamic machine”, and setting up “Goebbels-style propaganda websites” producing “jihadist propaganda” by Pamela Geller for an interfaith 9/11 program promoting healing and reconciliation. — The ADL Interfaith Coalition on Mosques was called a “dhimmi-Jew stunt” which was “kowtowing to the Islamic Jihad”. — Abraham Foxman of the ADL was called a “dhimmi Jew” “kowtowing to the Islamic jihad”. — Any Jew who suports, organizes, or fund raises for Pres. Obama was accused of being like Jews who had a gathering in 1933 Berlin in which uniformed Nazis participated. — J Street accused of being “Jewicidal” and “traitors and JINOs” “masquerading as a Jewish organization” for its positions on Israeli policy and the Palestinian issue. — The Los Angeles Jewish Federation were called “Dhimmi Jews” and “Jewicidal, JINOs” by Pamela Geller for not allowing her speak at their offices. — The Pope was accused of “engaging in dawah” for expressing respect for Islam — Cardinal McCarrick was attacked for his friendship with Imam Mohamed Magid — Rabbi Marc Schneier called a “dhimmi Rabbi” for his involvement in Jewish/Muslim dialogue. — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was attacked for signing an interfaith letter on anti-Muslim prejudice. — Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz was attacked for writing an article against the anti-Sharia movement. He was accused of “doing the bidding of Islamic supremacist Sharia” and an “enemy” of the Jewish people.
Not surprisingly, no one is safe from these bigoted attacks, not even the Pope.
The Pope’s trip to Israel and Palestine and attempts to build bridges, Pamela Geller called “Papal jihad” and “The Islamization of the Pope”. Her partner in hate, Robert Spencer called the Pope “The Che Guevara of the Palestinians”. And, the Pope’s referring to “the State of Palestine” in one of his speeches on this trip was seen by Robert Spencer as “A dark day for the papacy.”
A few months ago Geller objected to the Pope’s apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, making the accusation that the Pope “sanctions savagery”. She also objected to the Pope’s including a Muslim detainee in the group whose feet he washed , calling that inclusion “stomach-churning dhimmitude” and “betrayal on an unimaginable level”. Geller’s attack on the Pope’s critique of the dangers of trickle-down economics earned her third place on a list titled: 10 worst right-wing statements of the week — Marxist pope edition.
This “Papal Jihad” nonsense is ludicrous. Islamophobes regularly, and falsely claim to see “JIHAD” PLOTS everywhere, particularly where they don’t exist. They, like Muslim extremists, don’t understand the true meaning of the term jihad.
The Islamophobes have uncovered countless examples of “shocking”, non-existent Muslim jihad plots. In our resource collection titled Resources for dealing with Islamophobes & Islamophobia we have resources for responding to all sorts of false claims including these “jihad plots”. Here are just a few of the “jihad plots” they claim to have uncovered:
— Muslim celebration for special needs children jihad — “vehicular jihad” — objecting to pornographic ads jihad — employment jihad — litigation jihad — “environmentalist jihad”. —— “comic book jihad” — Muslim victims of 9/11 accused of dying as martyrs in an act of jihad — hospital jihad — Muslim Family Day jihad — Muslim Prayer event jihad — bumper sticker jihad — Thanksgiving turkey jihad — paisley scarf jihad — marriage to important men jihad — spit jihad — fashion jihad — spelling bee jihad — rape jihad — defacing dollar bills jihad — population jihad — creeping Sharia jihad — mosque building jihad — terror baby jihad — “creeping Sharia” jihad — pedophilia jihad — bus driver prayer jihad — forehead bruise jihad — postage stamp jihad — soup jihad — banning alcohol jihad — fake hate crimes jihad — piggy bank jihad — tv reality series jihad — handshake jihad — prom jihad — interfaith jihad — Arabic language jihad — public school jihad — religious accommodation jihad — Crescent moon jihad — Christmas tree tax jihad — oath of office jihad — immigration jihad — community fundraiser jihad— public school/madrassa jihad — post office jihad — food jihad — pyramid jihad — crucifixion jihad — fireworks jihad — computer donation jihad — civic participation jihad — Olympic “judo” jihad — stealth name jihad— pre-violent jihad — Love jihad — fashion jihad 2 — #MyJihad ad jihad — talk show host jihad — art museum jihad — Halloween jihad — DNC Muslim Prayer Jihad— cat crucifixion jihad in Ghana — Scottish Muslim women’s stealth jihad — anti-democracy jihad — un-neighborly Musims in Paris jihad — jihad on Christopher Columbus — Iranian smallpox jihad — Muslim Christmas grinch jihad — #MyJihad twitter jihad — Muslim takeover of National Parks jihad — bomb threat jihad —pledge of allegiance jihad — adoption jihad—sexual jihad —vehicular jihad — Ramadan water jihad — sticker jihad — comedy jihad — pub jihad — employment jihad — animated cartoon jihad — environmentalism jihad