The Islamophobia behind the so-called ‘war on terror’ is a quite versatile hysteria which doesn’t just serve in the Middle East but in parts of the old USSR, Southeast Asia, & in Africa which, despite the brutal attempts of European Christian missionaries, has a deeply Islamic character & history. There is no intention to abandon its use & great political advantage to inciting it. Exposing & opposing every manifestation of hatred for Muslims & excoriating every attempt to associate Islam with terrorism is essential, not a political exaggeration. Islamophobia is the ideology of the modern form of colonialism used to justify war, occupation, genocide. Name a country where that isn’t true.