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Template inappropriate for organizations and biographies
The word islamophobia is a non-neutral and politically charged word that is usually considered a insult. See the following definition, "unfounded hostility towards Muslims, and therefore fear or dislike of all or most Muslims." http://crg.berkeley.edu/content/islamophobia/defining-islamophobia Due to this, I recommend against using this template on biographies of individuals and organizations unless the name of the template is changed to something more neutral like "Discussion of Islam." This template is the equivalent of using weasel words because it is a POV label without citing the source. Even if an article cites the author who made the claim of Islamophobia this template is still problematic because another author may claim the individual or organization is a neutral expert of Islam, so should we also create and add a template called "Experts on Islam?" The Wikipedia solution to this is to stay neutral and change the name of the template or stop using it on people and organizations. See. Wikipedia:Biographies_of_living_persons. I include organizations as well because small organizations are so tied to a few individuals they cannot be separated from an individual's biography. Waters.Justin (talk) 17:55, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
Very few Islamophobes are 'experts on Islam'. As for whether a specific organisation should be described as Islamophobic, that would clearly depend on what reliable sources have to say on the subject. AndyTheGrump (talk) 18:00, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
The template could also be changed to "Fear of Islam" to be less POV. Who is an expert and who is an Islamophobe is incredibly politicized. The expert on Fox News is the Islamophobe on the Huffington Post.. Waters.Justin (talk)