Now how about that term, "Islamophobia"? First off, the word "phobia" is defined as follows:
a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it.Opposition against construction of the mosque is running at about 70% in the state of New York. Consequently, those people are being painted as Islamophobic.
NY1 quoted Cuomo:
"I hope nobody is suggesting this is a religion that some people don't like and therefore we should start a government investigation. That would be a terrible and dangerous precedent,"It would appear that Cuomo has a bit of a fear of what such an investigation might lead to.
Contrast that with the Australian Imam, Sheikh Feiz Muhammad, who is calling for the beheading of Geert Wilders.
Having an irrational fear of something necessarily means you don't want to confront it. It would seem that it is Wilders who is doing the confronting and Cuomo who is doing the avoiding. It is Cuomo who is the Islamophobic one.
Once again, the left is taking terms that apply to itself and placing them on their opponents.
Here is the video of Muhammad talking about Wilders:
After watching that, you are urged and encouraged to watch this video (in Dutch with English subtitles) of Wilders' opening statement in court after being sued for inciting hatred of Islam. Meanwhile, Feiz Muhammad is calling for the assassination of a political leader without apparent consequence.
h/t to Jawa