i) He keeps attacking an argument that people like me didn’t make: “Islam is monolithic!” “All Muslims believe the same thing!”
ii) He keeps contradicting himself. He says pollsters fail to “filter out” the “nominal Muslims” from “truly religious” Muslims, “representational of the worshipping community.”
Excuse me, but doesn’t he constantly tell us that you can’t distinguish real Muslims from nominal Muslims because “Islam isn’t monolithic!” It has so much diversity. The founding documents are so varied and inconsistent. For some reason, White is oblivious to the back-to-back contradictions in his own position.
iii) The fact that 100% of Muslims aren’t terrorists is a red herring. Given the sheer number of Muslims, a fraction of the total is very dangerous.
iv) He cites different interpretations of sharia. Ironically, his two examples are the Talban and Saudi Arabia, yet he admits that both are “barbaric and frightening.”
At least on this issue, White has lost the capacity to argue in good faith. He blatantly contradicts himself. He rehashes the same talking points without engaging counterarguments.
The odd thing is that we’ve come full circle. White originally pounced on “weightlifter dude” for telling a Muslim to just “shut up.” He quotes that over and over again. But in the last Dividing Line presentation (12/8/15), he said his critics should just shut up. He’s evolved into weightlifter dude.