Brian McLaren wrote a fantastic article today, My Take: It’s time for Islamophobic evangelicals to choose. Here is one key passage from the article:
“If I could get one message through to my evangelical friends, it would be this: The greatest threat to evangelicalism is evangelicals who tolerate hate and who promote hate camouflaged as piety. No one can serve two masters. You can’t serve God and greed, nor can you serve God and fear, nor God and hate. The broad highway of us-them thinking and the offense-outrage-revenge reaction cycle leads to self-destruction. There is a better way, the way of Christ who, when reviled, did not revile in return, who when insulted, did not insult in return, and who taught his followers to love even those who define themselves as enemies.”
For much more detail on this subject, we would strongly encourage listeing to the 4 lectures by Jerald Whitehouse on Islam.