The loudest voices in debates about Islam tend to be racist. It often drowns out reasonable criticism as a result.
But that can't be a reason brand all criticism of it as Islamophobia or racism. There are numerous people in the West who find this religion to be socially opposed to many secular and liberal values in the Western world and who are considered racist and prejudicial.
There have been numerous debates started on the behaviour of violent Muslims in parts of Europe, often by fairly balanced posters but which more often than not get called Islamophobic. It is important we distinguish criticism from racism when discussing Islam.
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