Originally posted by @kazetnagorra to Mott-the-Hoopie
You don't have to "love Islam" to oppose racism, discrimination, and/or violations of your constitution.
Indeed, some 'liberals' even have supported the legal right of white supremacists to vent their hateful racist speech.
As an atheist, I would say that atheists prefer that Islam (and other religions) would eventually disappear.
(I know some Muslims by birth who have become atheists, at least in private.)
But the disappearance of Islam should be achieved by peaceful reasoning, NOT by the
genocide of Muslims. Persecuting Muslims will only make most of them turn more to Islam.
Given that atheists are a religious minority who encounter adverse discrimination at least in the USA,
atheists may have a vested interest in opposing the persecution of other religious minorities
(such as Muslims) in the USA.