There is a good book called, “Ideas have Consequences” by Richard Weaver that kind of came to mind while reading the discussion. I recommend it considering the booklist above(not as a “worst book” but one we should read).
Just a side note for us all: Our worldview and that of Muslims are worlds apart. That may seem obvious, but the reasons why they do what they do are foreign
(i.e. washing of the hands and such before reading the Qur’an) to us and may seem nonsensical, stupid and wrong (I am not saying they are right either). The value that we place on individuality and self in this country is sinful in their eyes.
We may not care what they think, but these (ours and theirs) systems of thought evoke highly emotional triggers (pun sort of intended) because we feel that what we value and hold near to our hearts is being obliterated. If we wish to engage opposition efficiently and effectively, taking time to understand and ask “why?” before making a judgment call is good methodology. Lest we accuse others or become “stupid” ourselves.
Sorry for no funny remarks, as I am not funny.