How Christmas Promotes Islamaphobia

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As we approach December, both devout and cultural Christians are preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus. But as Christmas lights and Christmas trees start to fill the cities, malls and suburbs of Western countries, an increasingly large population of western Muslims feels marginalized, triggered and left out.

To many Muslims, the idea of celebrating Christmas on a day that technically isn’t Jesus’ actual birthday is an abomination and deeply offensive, and many find the consumerism surrounding this supposedly religious holiday vulgar and ugly. And while the Crusades may have happened thousands of years ago, one cannot underestimate the multi-generational trauma that has been inflicted on the Muslim population, and the deep emotional distress that overt signs of Christianity can trigger in them. Western Muslims not only have to put up with symbols of this offensive holiday wherever they look, but they also have to deal with the horror of strangers greeting them with “Merry Christmas” in public places.

Furthermore, Christmas reinforces the idea that Western countries are somehow inherently Christian. And although this may have been true over a century ago, a large and growing segment of the Western population is Muslim. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and studies estimate that within a couple of decades or less, many European countries will be majority Muslim. Consequently, social scholars are urging Western countries to adopt more inclusive cultures and policies that make Muslims feel comfortable and at-home.

This is the 21st century, and Western countries need to start becoming more inclusive of other faiths, cultures and ethnicities. Unlike the rest of the world, the West is founded on multiculturalism and inclusion, and belongs to everybody, not just those who have inhabited it the longest. It’s time to start celebrating holidays that represent Christian privilege privately, rather than publicly. “Merry Christmas” should only be said quietly to friends and family members, and Christmas trees and lights should be hidden from public view inside peoples’ homes. It’s time to make the West truly inclusive, and create a society based on respect, fairness, love and understanding.

jfb
jfb

Some European countries are even way ahead and have decided to remove symbols that could offend the Syrian refugees during that period. I always thought that if they were familiar with Xmas celebrations in Syria and Lebanon they would not be offended by them once in the West but progressives need tol be ahead and prevent any situation that could cause uncomfort – especially if some wahabbis are present –

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

That’s excellent! It sends the right message to Muslim immigrants too. Europeans must conform to THEIR culture, not the other way around. That way Muslims feel free to express themselves, articulate their needs, demands and feelings, and are not afraid to tell Europeans to change their ways in order to make them feel comfortable. This will promote maximum inclusion, integration and diversity, which will reap huge rewards for all of Europe’s inhabitants.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

BTW I spoke to richandrenee – he was having difficulty changing his password due to further Russian interference with the site. I’ve sent him a new one and he should be back tomorrow. I’ve also seen your email about caching jfb and I’m looking into it. I’m going to change the login process too in case it’s giving other people problems, so apologies if the site is disrupted temporarily.

jfb
jfb

By the way it would be better if you write Xtians and Xmas rather than Christians or Christmas as it could trigger some Jewish readers as well

Black Lives Matter

We are a Muslim country now. People just need to shut up and accept the situation.

Muslim President = Muslim Country

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Exactly. Why can’t we all get along? Muslims, Satanists, trans people, LGBTQs, Black Live Matter and undocumented Americans all share so much in common and would all get along perfectly in a truly diverse society. It’s only white men and Christians who refuse to be inclusive.

Sierra
Sierra

I prefer “season’s greetings”.

MARYBLOW1977
MARYBLOW1977

So if you were the Christ, including all the special powers, how big would you make your penis? I’m thinking I would have one of those big balloons at the Macys parade going on right now of me that was 9/10ths manhood and 1/10 man.
What say you guys?

MARYBLOW1977
MARYBLOW1977

With all the necessary girth. Girth is just as important as length.

richandrenee

Listen here you dirty little man. Some of us are in civil unions with transgender people so we’re not used to such ribald speech. Tone it down please.

MARYBLOW1977
MARYBLOW1977

I’ve found it looks even bigger when it’s “ribald” The wound that never heals looks better shaved too.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

It’s kind of transphobic to assume that having a penis has anything to do with being a man. Facebook has identified 71 genders, and each of them can have either set of genitalia. Gender is a social construct.

MARYBLOW1977
MARYBLOW1977

Where did I say anything about being a man? Manhood is a generic term, Much like “heat seeking love missile” or “wee wee’ you f-ing moron! I am fully aware of all 71 genders. As a matter of fact I think there are 84. That makes you the transphobic racist Neanderthal. Go to hell!

richandrenee

We’d like to see a punitive Xmas tax ASAP – just as a stopgap measure until we can get the whole damn thing banned.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Glad you were able to log in Rich. Let me know if you’d like me to change anything on the site – we can change pretty much anything now that it’s off wordpress.com.

richandrenee

Thanks MDB and Puyloubier. It’s been a very stressful few days knowing that the evil Putin has been trying to sabotage all MDB’s and the Accredited Times’ hard work.

Well it hasn’t worked – all Putin’s got is his shabby little Hitler show RT but we’ve got a fantastic new, fully accredited, safe space. I bet Vlad’s feeling pretty silly now.

de profundis
de profundis

Hahahaha,best article you ever wrote.
Great job MDB,keep going : )

j k hyman
j k hyman

Only if the followers of Islam become tolerant toward all non Muslim members of society

Virtue Signaling Faggot
Virtue Signaling Faggot

This site has gone too far. Some of us are very horrified at the hatecrime promoting derision that drips from these pages. I’ll be flashing this site for monitoring by the High Committee for Cultural Equalisation. So there cis hetero supremacist rapist scum.

schneyerb@aol.com
schneyerb@aol.com

It’s kinda of funny that ppl are worried about offending the Syrian refugees bc Syria used to be all Christian before the Muslims Killed Them Off & Pushed Christians into small areas-afraid of most ppl in their own Counrty😡 And if You don’t believe me look it up ppl👍

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