This is a one of those questions people ask knowing the answer. People typically do that to appear smart or make a point, but this case is strange because doing it anonymously doesn’t scratch that itch.
People live in fear of being called racist. For a certain type of American (those who live in the northeast and a college education) it’s social death to be accused of racism. Or at least they see it that way.
And there’s no separating muslim and arab for many people (which is a racist assertion in its own right) so, American liberals find themselves in a real bind on this. “Well, this religion, like all the others, shits on women. BUT arabs are victims of racism… Fuck. Which human rights issue do I run with?” And then when you plug Israel into the equation, their brains really implode.
Research indicates being conservative is most often the product of low IQ. Which seems self-evident, really. Conservatives want simple terms, black and white problems, and one-step solutions to those problems. But there’s plenty of liberals who think the same way. They grew up someplace where it made sense socially to create a liberal identity over a conservative one. But they’re still morons.
You see that evidenced here. When two conflicting sets of data emerge, one is wholly ignored. Because simple people can’t tolerate life being complex. Can a marginalized group marginalize another group? Is Islam anti-woman? Clearly. Obviously. But not if you close your eyes.