The “logic” goes something like this: if you criticize Islam, Muslims who used to be moderates may become radicalized and do un-Islamic, violent things.
This doesn’t make any sense — if Islam is inherently non-violent, how does criticism of it make it violent, and convert it into something it is not? Does it undergo some kind of alchemical transmutation at the metaphysical level?
This sort of argument is irrational, but that’s to be expected, since Islam has no truck with rationality in the Western sense.
Matthew Bracken’s latest meme highlights the absurdity of these arguments: