"Which way to Mecca, Jack?"
When I read that a new UK website had come out billing itself as the "largest and most comprehensive survey of anti-Muslim and Islamophobic organisations to date [featuring] over 300 organizations and key individuals," my first thought was: if I don't make the cut, I'll buy a prayer rug. That is, if literally hundreds of weekly columns and a book devoted to chronicling the disconnect between facts about Islam and the blanker recesses of the Western mind, the first US newspaper interview with Geert Wilders, raclette with Oskar Freysinger in the Alps, extensive writings on Bat Ye'or's historical research, Filip Dewinter's political fights, and Lars Hedegaard's legal woes, a signed Kurt Westergard Motoon, a blurb on Fjordman's book, and Elisabeth Sabadistch-Wolff's wienerschnitzel recipe don't count among the Islamophiles and jihadists of the world as straight-up "Islamophobia," it was time to open a kebab shop.
As they say in Mecca, Inshallah.
But there is work to be done. In order to protect and preserve Western liberty against the totalitarianism of Islam, this list must grow by leaps and exponents. I hereby nominate, one "Islamophobe" to another, Roger Kimball, who was, alas, passed over this year. Next year in Jerusalem, Roger.