We have to get over our ‘fear of Islamophobia’ (it says here)

“There is no doubt that there is a deep-rooted ‘phobia’ in our society, but it is not of Islam. The fear that has gripped people is a fear of open debate and free speech.”

So says Rania Hafez, who produced the session “Islamophobia: the new racism or liberal angst?” at the Battle of Ideas festival organised by ultraleftists-turned-rightwing-libertarians of the former Revolutionary Communist Party.

Independent, 7 November 2011