We've seen it before: The Islamophobes at WorldNetDaily rush to blame all Muslims for an act of terrorism committed by an extremist, but is desperate to dismiss acts of terrorism committed by a white person as an isolated (see: Dylann Roof).
This happened again after last week after Darren Osborne, a white man, mowed down people leaving a mosque with his car, killing at least one. WND's Art Moore goes into serioius spin mode in a June 19 article, insisting that Osborne is not reflective of Muslim-haters like his fellow WND denizens because Islamophobia isn't actually a thing:
While politicians often are reluctant to assign motives to major violent attacks until an investigation is at least underway, British Prime Minister Theresa May quickly branded the man who plowed a van into a crowd of British Muslims exiting the Finsbury Park Mosque in London as a product of “Islamophobia.”
Alluding to two recent terror attacks carried out by Muslims, May said the incident early Monday in which one person was killed and at least 10 injured was “a reminder that terrorism, extremism and hatred take many forms; and our determination to tackle them must be the same whoever is responsible.”
“As I said here two weeks ago, there has been far too much tolerance of extremism in our country over many years – and that means extremism of any kind, including Islamophobia,” the prime minister said.
But counter-terrorism expert Andrew McCarthy contends 47-year-old Darren Osborne is not an “Islamophobe.”
“Islamophobia,” writes McCarthy for National Review, is “a smear label dreamed up by the Muslim Brotherhood, designed to demagogue any legitimate concern about Islamic doctrine as irrational fear and, of course, as racism.”
Osborne, he said, “is a vile specimen of anti-Muslim hatred.”
“His hatred does not render Islamophobia real. It does not convert into hysteria our worries that a sizable percentage of Muslims — for reasons that are easily knowable if one simply reads scripture and listens to renowned sharia jurists — construes Islam to endorse violence against non-Muslims and to command the imposition of oppressive sharia,” said McCarthy, who as an assistant U.S. attorney led the terrorism prosecution against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and 11 others for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Moore goes on to quote other Muslim-haters -- whom he baselessly portrays as "experts" -- insisting there's no such thing as Islamophobia, even quoting anti-Muslim activist Robert Spencer insisting the mosque attack is somehow May's fault because her purported "supine response to jihad."
Talk about projection.