Attacks on Islam by those who are actually oppressed by oppressive interpretations of it are a potentially different story. These attacks might still reflect uncharitable generalizations born of a failure to appreciate the moral versatility of cultural worldviews like Islam, liberal democracy, etc. But they would at least not deserve to be called vile. Who would call Malcolm X vile for hating American democracy and liberal individualism in the historical context of the early 1960s? What had American democracy and liberal individualism contributed to his life other than violence and oppression?