Perhaps Sabri Husibi should bring this up the next time he gives a public talk about Islam. When his recent lecture to the Tulsa Atheists was announced, he received a number of threats from Muslims who objected to his criticism of religion generally and Islam in particular. What stronger criticism can one offer than the fact that a group has to threaten violence in reaction to criticism?
One caller, whom Husibi would not identify, said that if he spoke at the meeting and said anything against Shariah (Islamic law), he would be killed.
Another caller offered Husibi's young Muslim wife $10,000 to leave him and return to her native Syria, he said.
"Someone from Tulsa called my 76-year-old mother in Syria and said, 'You're not going to see your son anymore,' " he said. ...
Bill Dusenberry of the Tulsa Coalition of Reason, of which Tulsa Atheists is a member, said he offered Saturday afternoon to cancel the Sunday talk, but Husibi wanted to go ahead with it.
Source: Tulsa World
Atheists aren't morally perfect, there's no question about it, but their failure to engage in the sort of violence, thuggery, and intimidation we so often see from religious believers can't be dismissed. Such behavior is, sadly, only to be expected from many traditional religions because of their totalitarian nature. A totalitarian system can't abide competition, dissent, or critique, whether that system is religious, political, or economic in nature.
Of course, even within any religion not everyone agrees with totalitarian, thuggish behavior and not every tradition supports such behavior. Technically, Islam teaches that there should be "no compulsion in religion," but in reality Islam has frequently practiced forced and even violent compulsion in religious matters. That is undeniable and, in fact, even unavoidable when it comes to a religion that also teaches that it has the only truth directly from the ultimately, only, absolute authority over all existence.