The objections seem to fall into two main groups:
1. People who feel that homophobia is unrepresentative of Islam, or that ISIS policies do not represent Islam.
OK. Let’s forget about ISIS for a moment.
In Islamic countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Mauritania, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen, .
In others, such as Algeria, Maldives, Malaysia, Pakistan, Qatar, Somalia and Syria, it is merely illegal.
More recently (i.e. today), reports are coming in from the Islamic republic of Chechnya (home of the “.
You either feel this is something to worry about or you don’t. You either accept that these policies are a function of Islamic control of these countries or you don’t. The good news, from my point of view, is that facts don’t care how Richard Dawkins, or Muslims, or you feel about them.
Do you honestly believe it’s better to pretend that these things aren’t happening because some racists will feel vindicated by it? I can’t speak for anyone else, but I don’t care about the opinions of racist asshats and I’m certainly not going to check with them to see if they feel a post of mine makes them happy or sad.
By the way, these same critics if you’re interested.
I have no idea what the “atheist agenda” is, but I suspect that it’s similar to the “gay agenda”. It’s what some people call the united efforts of atheists (or gays) to defend against the stupidity and violence to which they are subjected. I’m not sure you can call “leave us alone” an agenda, but I suppose if you see your oppressive worldview being dismantled by democracy and logic in front of your eyes, it might be unnerving.
ISIS are throwing gay guys off tall buildings and .