One thing I notice from watching Muslims handle criticism about their religion is that when they are legitimately questioned and they cannot field the question or comment, they will immediately go into the victim mode and call the person who is asking the question a bigot, a racist, or Islamophobe.
All three are patently absurd because:
- Islam is not a race, it is a set of ideas.
- Islam teaches a lot of horrendous things and to treat non-Muslims like they are subhumans – in essence, it is Islam that is the bigot and we are just calling it out.
Once they have no wiggle room to counter the statement, they need to marginalize the person who is making the claim. It is all projection with these people. The fact of the matter is is that it is NOT Islamophobic to point out the horrendous things Islam says to do.
It is a set of ideas, and everyone should have the right to criticize those ideas if they are in fact disgusting, and the Qur’an and Hadith are disgusting on so many levels.