This is helpful. I am a social liberal, as are most of my friends and family members. Their resistance to the idea that a large world religion could actually be evil is strong. I have read the Qur'an, several thousand ahadith, the sira of Ibn Hisham, plus many legal pronouncements from Al-Azhar University, so I know the subject.
Trying to get the danger of Islam across to uninformed individuals — who have also been steeped in cultural relativism and multiculturalism — is like trying to swim uphill. Your suggestions may help launch a meaningful conversation. Really, of all the world's religions, WHY must we make continual excuses for Islam? Why does it alone require kid-glove handling and a giant dose of tolerance? Methinks something is rotten in the state of its "sacred" doctrine, that's why.
The image above is by Bosch Fawstin, an ex-Muslim graphic artist. See more of his work here.