This shouldn't really be about a hatred of radical zealots (or this book author). It's about an irrational attempt to "ban" zealots from your country.
Your attempts to paint "leftists" as accepting of these crazy people is just flat out wrong. No one wants these people in their country or near any sort of civilized society. The problem with the argument here stems from the way conservatives seem to think they can deal with these problems, by shuttering borders and banning certain groups of people from your country.
You just can't "ban all muslims" from a country, you have to have a better plan than that. It's physically impossible to identify people as "Muslims" at a border and turn them away. So, what's your plan for that? Ban people by race or... what? It's a completely ridiculous notion from the outset and doesn't attack the root of the problem anyway. You have to attack the bad ideas of a religion through education, not by shuttering out anyone even remotely associated with it attempting to flee that backwards society.
Lately, the conservatives are cowering in fear of an enemy that isn't actually coming, yet leftists are being painted as the cowards. Conservatives by nature are fearful people, they literally fear change and lash out aggressively against it as is clearly displayed repeatedly throughout this entire thread (and many others).
This comment was edited on Feb 29, 2016, 10:28.