Do you think islamophobia is a mechanism for the government to distract the citizens from real issues?
No, but sensationalizing stories about Islamic terrorism is a great way for the media to make money but it has the side effect creating fear of Islam
Americans will destroy America internally far before ISYS does
I don't believe the entire government is guilty of this, although many individuals in government certainly are, which makes it seem that way. It's offensive when prejudice of this kind causes innocent people to be marginalized. Islam is not like The
Borg, assimilating everyone and creating some sort of collective being with ill intent. There may be machines within some factions of radical Islam that attempt this, but to label every Muslim a terrorist is ridiculous.
I'm sure it distracts some but they use so many tactics to frame focus that it's just maddening, especially when you don't buy it.