The term Islamophobia (Islam + phobia) is widely used today by many, including politicians, to counteract any criticism of Islam.
According to Merriam-Webster, phobia is "an exaggerated usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation". Encyclopedia Britannica defines the term as "an extreme, irrational fear of a specific object or situation."
But, how could anyone argue that fear of Islam is exaggerated, inexplicable or irrational, after all the atrocities committed in its name? Moderate Muslims and non-Muslims who do not share the Islamist ideology, covered by a religious veil, should indeed be afraid of it, and racism has nothing to do with it.
Fear without action is futile. It must be channeled to defeat the Liberal government's anti-Islamophobia motion M-103, which would suppress freedom of speech, the only peaceful means we have to preserve our free society.