“The actions of a few radicalised individuals do not represent an entire religion.”
I’m afraid this is not entirely true. A religion is a set of institutionalized ideas. Thus the actions of a few or many, may or may not represent what the religion in fact puts forward.
How does one know that the majority of Muslims are not hypocrites to the text of their so called holy book? The majority of Christians are hypocrites, why not Muslims?
The left has fallen hard for the trap of “tolerance”. One does not tolerate bad ideology in the name of respect. Open that damn so called holy book of Islam and read what it has to say about women, or about Christians and Jews. And by all means stop equivocating “religion” with the “religious” or whoever identifies themselves (rightfully or falsely) a follower of a particular religion.
One more thing: Fully stop using the word “Islamophobia”. It is nonsensical and stupid.