“Islamophobia kills and has no place in the world.”
Without in any way downplaying the tragedy in Christchurch or diminishing the horror that this asshole inflicted on his victims, let’s at least acknowledge that in the ledger of religion-inspired killings over the past half-century, Islam (or Islamophilia) has caused untold more deaths than Islamophobia (cf. around 3,000 on 9/11, to mention but a single incident).
Once again, I’m not trying to excuse the Australian terrorist’s wickedness — I think he should be boiled alive in oil — but let’s keep the proper perspective on this incident.
And one last thing: Islamophobia is not endemic, but a reaction against Islam’s perceived excesses (ISIS, 9/11, 10/10, Manchester bombing, etc.)
Islam’s enmity towards non-Muslims, however, is very much an integral part of their faith. That is irrefutable.