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Answers to Objections When You Talk About Islam Part 10 | Are you a hate-monger?

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BELOW IS A LIST of responses you are likely to get when talking about the terrifying brilliance of Islam to someone who knows little about it. The responses link to an article giving you suggestions about how to effectively respond.

The good news is that the responses you will typically get are a fairly small number. You’ll hear the same few objections over and over (1-7 are the most common). When you have some good answers to these objections ready at hand, you will be able to answer smoothly and with poise, without feeling tense or antagonistic.

When you talk about Islamic supremacism with people, they are likely to say one of the following:

10. Are you a hate-monger ? 

hatemongerI don’t believe in promoting hatred.

you may very well be accused of being a “hater,” as if telling people about basic Islamic doctrines means you advocate hatred toward Muslims as the solution. And nobody likes a hater, or wants to be one.

This objection is fairly easy to answer. Here are three possible ways to respond:

1. Hatred is not the answer. If anything, I am anti-hatred. That’s why I am trying to expose Islamic teachings: Shari’a law includes a system of legally-mandated hatred. Mohammad is their model, and he expressed hatred toward non-Muslims. He maligned them, robbed them, tortured them, killed them, raped them, and took them as slaves. Muslims are supposed to follow his example. It says so in the Qur’an 91 times.

2. I’m talking about the teachings, not the people. Some Muslims follow the teachings, and some are Muslim in name only. But non-Muslims need to know about the teachings, because many of the most fundamental Islamic teachings are about how to deal with non-Muslims. According to the teachings, we must be subjugated under Islamic law. All of us. Voluntarily or by force. And the tens of millions or hundreds of millions who follow Islamic doctrine to the letter are actively working toward that end. They have gained control over how Islam is taught in American schoolbooks. Devoted followers have set up organizations in the United States and other Western democracies with the express purpose of undermining those democracies from within. We need to know about this stuff. It is affecting us already.

3. If I say the teachings of communism advocate ending economic inequalities, does that make me a hatemonger? If I say Republicans advocate smaller government, does that make me ahater? If I say Buddhists believe in reincarnation, does that make me a hater? But if I say the teachings of Islam advocate striving to institute worldwide Shari’a law, that makes me a hatemonger? That doesn’t make any sense. Where did you come up with that?

When you answer these questions, think of the question itself as an earnest request for knowledge, even if the question comes out as an accusation. People don’t really know how to understand what you’re doing, so they use the only model they can think of to interpret your actions: They think you must be like a racist or a religious bigot or something along those lines.

So a helpful response is to give them a better model to interpret with. What you’re doing is much closer to education than hatemongering. Urge them to read the Qur’an for themselves to find out more about it.

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Answers to Objections When You Talk About Islam Part 9 | Isn’t this bigotry?

BELOW IS A LIST of responses you are likely to get when talking about the terrifying brilliance of Islam to someone who knows little about it. The responses link to an article giving you suggestions about how to effectively respond.

The good news is that the responses you will typically get are a fairly small number. You’ll hear the same few objections over and over (1-7 are the most common). When you have some good answers to these objections ready at hand, you will be able to answer smoothly and with poise, without feeling tense or antagonistic.

When you talk about Islamic supremacism with people, they are likely to say one of the following:

9. Isn’t this bigotry?

bigotsWhen you say anything negative about Islamic doctrine, one of the responses you’ll typically get is an implication that you are a bigot. If you ever hear this, your first response should be to define “bigot.” Most people don’t really know what it means. They only know it is a bad thing and has something to do with racism.

A bigot is “strongly partial to his own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.”

So someone who is a Christian, for example, and is intolerant of anyone who is not a Christian, is a bigot. Or anyone who is Chinese and intolerant of anyone who is not Chinese, is a bigot. If the group to which you are partial is your race, then bigotry is the same as racism. If that’s what you’re accused of and you are not a racist, we’ve got some good responses to the racism accusation here. If you are accused of religious bigotry and it’s not true, we have some good responses to the “religious intolerance” accusation here.

There are definitely people trying to stop Islam’s relentless encroachment who are motivated by bigotry. But criticism of Islamic doctrine is not bigotry.

You can answer the bigotry objection very simply. First, define it. And then say, “I am partial to groups who want to support the continued existence of the United States (or the UK, or wherever you are). So I guess in that sense, I am a bigot — I am partial to a group and intolerant of subversives. I don’t want our government overthrown or subverted by someone who wants to follow Shari’a law. I am against any movement trying to take away women’s rights, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech, which is what Islamic supremacists are doing.”

And maybe you can add something like this: “But if that can be defined as a bigot, I hope you are that kind of bigot, too. Are you?”

The real objection of someone who fears you are a bigot is that you are against everyone if they are not of your religion, your race, or your political persuasion. And that you might be intolerant of such people simply because of those things.

Is it true? Do you believe that your way is the only right way? Are you intolerant of anyone not like you?

Do you believe others have a right to worship as they wish? Do you believe people of other races have the same human rights as yours?

If you are a Republican and you have Democrat friends, if you are a Jew and have a Buddhist, Hindu, or Christian friend, if you are Anglo-Saxon but have a Mexican friend, you are not a bigot. And if your accuser says so, you can point out these things and then get back to the real issue: The doctrine of Islam, our right to criticize it, and the danger it presents to the free world.

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Answers to Objections When You Talk About Islam Part 8 | Are you an Islamophobe?

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BELOW IS A LIST of responses you are likely to get when talking about the terrifying brilliance of Islam to someone who knows little about it. The responses link to an article giving you suggestions about how to effectively respond.

The good news is that the responses you will typically get are a fairly small number. You’ll hear the same few objections over and over (1-7 are the most common). When you have some good answers to these objections ready at hand, you will be able to answer smoothly and with poise, without feeling tense or antagonistic.

When you talk about Islamic supremacism with people, they are likely to say one of the following:

8. Are you an Islamophobe?

Islamophobia-IslamophobicI’ve answered this objection several times in previous articles, and I’ll give you links to those in a moment. But first I’d like to hammer home something: The number one thing that needs to happen is for a far larger percentage of the population to know some basic information aboutIslamic supremacism.

We need your help. You have a sphere of influence. It may be forty people; it may be two hundred. But whatever your sphere of influence, we’re going to try to help you be more effective at teaching your fellow non-Muslims some basic facts about Islam.

When you mention anything that sounds critical of Islam, most people will try to defend it, even if they know nothing about it. If you are unprepared for the hostile response you get, you will not make any gains toward the goal.

The purpose of this series is to help you deal with those responses successfully. We have a list of the 18 objections people make and this series will show you how to respond to them in a way that will open your listeners’ minds. We’ll publish the entire list at the end, with each objection linked to an article that answers it. This is number 8.

Now, here is some help in answering this objection (or accusation):

1. Robert Spencer’s definition of Islamophobia.

2. This is an article that will help you clarify what you’re doing when you criticize Islam. It articulates what is wrong with the term “Islamophobia.”

3. This is an article written by Ali Sina, the famous ex-Muslim, writing about the term “Islamophobia” and what, specifically makes the term meaningless.

4. This is a video: Robert Spencer’s simple plan to end Islamophobia. It’s kind of tongue-in-cheek, but he makes some good points, and you might want to send it to anyone who accuses you of being an Islamophobe.

5. And this is an article I wrote to peaceful Muslims who often write to me and tell me I shouldn’t criticize Islam. I talk a bit about “Islamophobia” in the article.

I recommend you study this material. Maybe even make an audio recording of the articles and listen to it in your car. When you’re trying to educate someone and he brings up an objection like this, you should be overly prepared — so prepared that the objection doesn’t bother you even a little bit. I want you to be so prepared that you are actually glad they gave you an objection you know how to answer so masterfully.

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