Charlie Hebdo: Phony Islamophobians?

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The late cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo have collectively and posthumously been awarded the prestigious honor of "International Islamophobe of 2015", according to an article at Breitbart. The award was given by a British anti-terror group called: Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC).

Merriam-Webster defines 'phobia' as: an exaggerated, usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation. So, apparently the award recognizes that the cartoonists had an exaggerated, inexplicable, or illogical fear of Islamic Terrorists.

The fearful cartoonists could not be reached for comment on their reception of the award, due to their inexplicable, illogical deaths at the hands of unemployed Islamic Terrorists.

Because of this unfortunate event, we may never know whether their irrational fear was in fact justified. Evidence suggests that they may not have rightfully earned the award, because the late artists did not exhibit the classic symptoms of Islamophobia, which would have included going into hiding and ceasing the drawing of satirical cartoons of the prophet for profit.

The so-called Islamophobes did not cower in fear, nor bow to the wishes of those who attempted to silence them through constant threats against their lives. This begs the question: Are the slain artists of Charlie Hebdo the Milli Vanilli of Islamophobia?