This just keeps getting better and better: Now Jesper Langballe, MP for the Danish People’s Party explains that the party isn’t anti-Muslim but anti-Islamic.
Er, yes. Let us do a search for “Muslim” on Wikipedia:
A Muslim (Arabic: ?????) is an adherent of the religion of Islam.
And if you do a search for Islam, this is the result:
An adherent of Islam is known as a Muslim, meaning “one who submits (to God)”
If you try Langballe’s argument on Christianity and Judaism, you get this:
I’m not anti-Semitic, just anti-Jewish
and even better
I’m not anti-Christian, just anti-Christian
The Humpty-Dumpty approach will not work here – especially not as the DPP, as noted elsewhere, usually conflates Islam, Islamist and Fundamentalist (Muslim). In the real world there are lots of issues about Christianity, post-Christianity, Islam and the like to discuss, but for now I am grateful to the good people of Crooked Timber for the tag “boneheaded stupidity” which I hope they won’t mind me borrowing.