An excellent commentary by Olivia on religion, Anti Muslim bigotry, racism, sexism, and the hypocritical New atheists. This is very well written, and I recommend you read it.
Atheism does not have a stellar history when it comes to Islamophobia, particularly in the realm of holding Muslims or Muslim countries to the same standards that we hold everyone else. Instead, Islam has for many atheists become the emblem of Bad Religion (no, not the band). When convenient, it’s the pawn with which some deflect accusations of sexism (cough Dear Muslima cough), and when it’s not, Islam tends to get thrown under the bus.
Enter the latest in a series of organized atheism’s missteps with Islam.
*By the way, for those who don’t get the “Dear Muslima” reference.