It takes a nation to protect the nation
I've just come across this, published in 2005, after a mention of it on David Horowitz' article on how Glenn Beck is helping millions to join up the dots on teh unholy alliance between the Left and Islam, and it looks well worth reading. ~this is the message we need to be pushing, that it's not just Islam, but our own political leaders who are leading us to the slaughter.
In the early 20th century, "islamophobia" meant "the justified fear that moderate muslims and muslim women had towards islam".
One early use cited as the term's first use is by the painter Alphonse Étienne Dinet and Algerian intellectual Sliman ben Ibrahim in their 1918 biography of Islam's prophet Muhammad. Writing in French, they used the term islamophobie. Robin Richardson writes that in the English version of the book the word was not translated as "islamophobia", but rather as "feelings inimical to Islam". Dahou Ezzerhouni has cited several other uses in French as early as 1910, and from 1912 to 1918. These early uses of the term did not, according to Christopher Allen, have the same meaning as in contemporary usage, as they described a fear of Islam by liberal Muslims and Muslim feminists,
The fascist Left, in using the word "islamophobia" the way that islamo-fascists want to use it, just shows that these two fascist movements are joined at the hip.
I received my copy of Schacht & Bosworth eds. (Oxford University Press, 1974), The Legacy of Islam.
Consider this: it is an updated copy of a 1931 collection of essays of the same title. Only this one has, up-front, an article by Maxime Rodinson on "The Western Image and Western Studies of Islam", in which she concludes that the Left have been systematically whitewashing islam. Who was Maxime Rodinson? A French, Marxist, historian, expelled from the Communist Party, and credited with creating the phrase "islamic fascism", and a jew opposed to the existence of Israel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxime_Rodinson If ever there was an independent, informed voice on the Left about islam, it should have been him who was considered for that title.
Thus, my contention that the re-writing of what islam was occurred by the 1970s, is substantiated. In the 1960s/1970s, I remember jokes on TV about the paranoid delusion of British women that there had been/was a muslim trade in white women as slaves. In the early 1970s, Herge produced a comic about the rise of Mohammed, with the front cover displaying the leader of "the religion of peace" writing out of the desert, with his army, swords drawn. I'm not a great believer in the power/project of Cultural Marxism/the Frankfurt School, but there is very good evidence that we have been subjected to 50 years of Leftist propaganda and lies about the nature of islam.
That this book by eminent islamic scholars should have been re-issued 40 years after the 1st edition, with the principal addition being an attempt to expose the fraud by the Leftist academics, is very significant.