The extremists and islamophobes use the same tactics. Both take verses (Ayat) from the Qur’an at face-value and in isolation. Never providing anything of substance. Such as – context, a logically valid exegesis, and so forth.

Only difference between the two are their motives. The islamophobes are trying to direct people away from or against Islam. Whereas the extremists in many cases are trying to justify criminal acts to further a political agenda.

Whether Muslim or non-Muslim we should all abhor this and take a firm stand against it. 1. These kind of tactics are not intellectually  honest, and 2. they stymie true intellectual discourse.

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