By Hamid Dabashi
Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
The disease of Islamophobia, the irrational and categorical hatred of Muslims and their religion - just as its corresponding malaise of anti-Semitism against Jews, racism against African-Americans, misogyny against women, or homophobia against the LGBQT - will need a sustained course of critical thinking and persistent examination before we understand its pathological origins and globally expose and discredit its chief ideologues. ...More fake news about the fake god, fake prophet and fake religion at Al Jazeera
# If fear of islam is a disease - as Hamid Dabashi seems to think - then the cure is as simple as eliminating the cause of the 'disease' - islam:
[8.12] When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.