In recent years I've seen too many public discussions shut down because people who raise important questions are dismissed as "phobic" when in fact they're not. The if-you-disagree-then-you're-phobic card is a smokescreen against truth—it's an ad hominem fallacy—and it misleads audiences untrained in logic.
In view of ISIS and its close affiliation with Muhammad's violent life and teachings, the challenge before us is threefold: (1) we should encourage Muslims who do not emulate Muhammad's violence to continue doing so; (2) we should challenge Islamic leaders whenever they preach Muhammad's violence as behaviour to be emulated; and (3) we should do 1 and 2 in such ways that show love, compassion, and respect to Muslims.
Speaking truth and loving others can—and should—go hand in hand.
- William Kilpatrick, Christianity, Islam, and Atheism (book)
- Nabeel Qureshi, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus (book)
- Robert Spencer et al., Islam: What the West Needs to Know (online video)
- R.C. Sproul and Abdul Saleeb, The Dark Side of Islam (book)
- David Wood, Answering Muslims (website)