Alan Colmes claims that using the term 'Islamofascism' is "extremely insulting to an entire religion." As a matter of fact, Mr. Colmes claims that any pejorative term combined with 'Islamic' is offensive, because it makes Islam in its entirety look bad.
What this interview actually shows is the degree of Mr. Colmes' ignorance. While he most likely has good intentions, Alan Colmes is perpetuating the notion of an Islamic monolith, the very notion that presents the main obstacle in separating moderate Muslims from Islamists, or (and I know Mr. Colmes would vehemently object to us using this term) Islamofascists. No moderate Muslims who are secure in their beliefs would be offended by the term 'Islamofascism', because they know it applies neither to them nor to Islam. Muslims who would object to this term are Islamists, because being labeled Islamofascists makes it harder for them to whitewash Islamism in general and terrorism in particular. (People who are still living in the pre-September 11 world and do not understand the difference between Muslims and Islamofascists, should read this post.)
We are asking Alan Colmes:
Please stop being offended for us. All you're doing is hindering our efforts to educate the public on difference between us, moderate Muslims and them, Islamofascists. The faster West is educated on the subject, the faster Islamofascism will be defeated. Islamofascism is an accurate description, not a derogatory term. And when Mr. Emerson calls you an apologist for Islamic extremism it is also an accurate description, not an insult. It is time to discard your PC prism and see the world for what it is, not for what you want it to be.