A columnist and conservative activist says America has reached the point where the slightest criticism about Islamist terrorists brings a charge of "Islamophobe."
Washington Times and OneNewsNow columnist Robert Knight recently wrote about the "the enemies list industry," suggesting that the murder of 12 people in France is a wake-up call in Europe and in America.
In the column, Knight points out there have been 43 violent Islamic plots or attacks in the United States since the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. In recent memory there was the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 and an Oklahoma woman who was beheaded last September at her workplace.
Despite those incidents, Islamic lobbying groups often respond by blaming so-called Islamophobes.
"There's an Islamophobe monitor on the Council on American Islamic Relations website and it's kind of a who's who of the conservative movement," Knight says. "You've got Rush Limbaugh, the American Center for Law and Justice. They're targeting the American Family Association as well."
Knight is also on the list.
"Of course all these people have one thing in common: they're not politically correct regarding Islam. They're telling the truth about it," Knight tells OneNewsNow.
The columnist also points to the planned "Stand with the Prophet in Honor and Respect" gathering this Saturday near Dallas. He calls that another example of Muslims trying to push the idea that telling the truth about Islam is Islamophobia.
"I think this conference is amazing because they're blaming the messenger, saying the media and all the Islamophobes are behind a drop in the support for Islam among the American people," says Knight.