The following is a real transcription (the best I can do from memory) of a real conversation I overheard between two people, one of whom is beginning to see the light, and the other of whom embraces the darkness:
Truth Seeker: The problem is with Islam.
True Believer: No, it’s not. The problem is guns.
Seeker: But Muslims are doing most of these violent attacks around the world. Name me one positive thing Muslims have done lately.
Believer: That’s so racist.
Seeker: It’s not racist for me to ask you a question. Name one positive thing Muslims have done lately.
Believer: You don’t know what you’re talking about.
Seeker: I’m not talking about anything. I’m asking you to name one positive thing Muslims have done lately. Tell me one good thing about the religion.
Believer: I don’t have time for this now.
Seeker: It’s not going to take time. I just asking you to tell me one thing.
Believer: You are such a racist.
Seeker: One thing.
Believer: Islam is a religion of peace. [Storming out of the room.]
It’s going to take a lot of reality mugging for the true believers to open their minds. I suspect some of them will go to the grave (and, if they’re in angry Muslim territory, that should happen quickly) believing that it’s racist to challenge the empty conclusion that “Islam is a religion of peace.”