Debate on Islam

Myth and reality

Print edition : October 30, 2015

Michel Houellebecq. His novel "Soumission" (Submission) has prompted accusations of Islamophobia. Photo: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP

The debate on Islam has been reduced to carping about Islamophobia. This not only alienates people whose support Muslims need to fight real Islamophobia but also creates a situation where genuine incidents of Islamophobia are dismissed as cases of Muslims crying wolf once too often.
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