THIS IS ANOTHER installment in our series, Answers to Objections. I've already written several posts to help in answering this objection, since it is one of the most common.
The main problem with this one is that usually people will not say it outright. It is too offensive. To openly call someone a racist, at least in America, is a repugnant insult.
But you can usually read between the lines and realize the person you're talking to can only hear what you're saying in terms of racism — because they know so little about Islamic supremacism, they don't know how else to interpret what you're saying.
If you suspect this to be the case, you should bring it up first. It is best to handle this particular objection sooner rather than later. Here are some ideas to help you out:
1. Here's how to handle the racism objection before is even mentioned.
2. If it is a misnomer to call this kind of conversation "racist," what is it then? It is "criticizing a religious doctrine" and it is also "political criticism" — two perfectly legitimate activities in a free country.
3. Here is specifically why it is not racist to criticize Islam.
4. Here's how to make it perfectly clear you are not a racist.
5. Here is a great demonstration of why the racism charge is ridiculous.