In 2015 Muslims murdered 12 journalists in France:
Fourteen people are on trial in France over the deadly attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in 2015.Most of the alleged accomplices are in court in Paris, but three are being tried in absentia.They are accused of helping the militant Islamist attackers who shot dead 12 people in and around Charlie Hebdo’s Paris office in January 2015.In a related attack, a third gunman shot dead a policewoman, then attacked a Jewish store, killing four people.The 17 victims were killed over a period of three days. All three attackers were killed by police. The killings marked the beginning of a wave of jihadist attacks across France that left more than 250 people dead.
Currently, 14 suspects are on trial in France. Charlie Hebdo, in an act of courage and defiance, has republished the cartoons that triggered the massacre five years ago.
I won’t go so far as to say that ALL Muslims fly into a murderous rage when confronted with cartoons of their prophet, but they do in sufficient numbers to warrant safety concerns whenever infidels dare to publish such images.
If it were only a fringe group of Muslims who are deeply angered by such images, then the prime minister of Pakistan (officially known as “The Islamic Republic of Pakistan”) wouldn’t feel the need to condemn the republication of these cartoons. From France24:
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday condemned the fresh publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed by a French satirical weekly, urging UN efforts against what he called rising Islamophobia.
Addressing the UN General Assembly in a prerecorded message, Khan said that rising global nationalism has “accentuated Islamophobia” and said that Muslims “continue to be targeted with impunity in many countries.”
“Incidents in Europe including republication of blasphemous sketches by Charlie Hebdo are recent examples,” Khan said.
“We stress that willful provocations and incitement to hate and violence must be universally outlawed.
It’s likely that Prime Minister Imran Khan doesn’t personally care about such cartoons. Perhaps he felt politically pressured into issuing such a statement. Perhaps he even feared for his life, should he fail to condemn the cartoons. Either way, it doesn’t reflect well on Islam that the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is more concerned about the publication of some cartoons than the fact that Muslims are so easily provoked, and have murdered people, over such trivial matters as cartoons.
The very fact that such cartoons can incite Muslims to commit murder is evidence enough that the fear of Islam is not unreasonable – and that, therefore, it is not a “phobia.”
Also, it takes a lot of nerve for Khan to condemn cartoons in France as “Islamophobic” while Hindu girls continue to be abducted, and forcibly converted to Islam, in Pakistan:
Would he describe the parents of those poor girls as “Islamophobic” as well?