Originally Posted by SS-Block
The word has implications that its bigoted to hate the Muslim religion.
Religions claim something unproven. We should have the right to hate all religions and all cults without worrying about being branded a bigot. We should have the right to hate any point of view without being branded a bigot.
This isn't like hating gay people, for example. Homophobia is inane disgusting bigotry. You simply can't know someone just by knowing they're gay. There's the difference between true bigotry and the pseudo-bigotry of Islamophobia.
I'm not suggesting we blindly hate all Muslims. Not all Muslims follow the religion word for word. Although, I would argue that either an adherent follows all of it word for word or they're not a true follower. And some people are forced to follow the faith, either from State opression or family opression, but again such people aren't genuine followers.
Islam is clearly defined, and therefore its true followers are also defined. And if we don't like that definition, we have a right to hate it.
Well it is true we should have the right to not like certain things like you have worded here but sometimes people put up a fight to keep them so it continues on
That is why like freedom of speech to say what we feel but half of the time we are stopped from doing this
Even things in Australia have changed because certain things are used and we cant stop the use of certain words that are used in society knowing that alot of people are against it