Second, there's the indirect approach, which is used in Western nations. In countries like the United States or Great Britain, Muslims can't silence critics by killing them, so they have to silence critics by other means. The weapon of choice is an endless barrage of name-calling hurled at anyone who dares draw attention to the horrific treatment of non-Muslims (and Muslim women) in Muslim countries.
Most disturbing is that the Muslims who hurl abuse at anyone who criticizes Sharia typically pretend to be interested in open discussion of these atrocities, even though they attempt to silence all such discussion.
Consider Yahya Snow's take on the recent news of a Pakistani Christian receiving a death sentence for supposedly mocking Muhammad.
There you have it, Ladies and Gentlemen. We "love" hearing about one of our Christian brothers being sentenced to death, because it gives us ammunition against Islam. Yahya probably thinks we enjoy reading about Christians being slaughtered in Foxe's Book of Martyrs because it helps us condemn non-Christians. (This reminds me of one of my debates with Sami Zaatari, when he claimed that the Qur'an doesn't promote rape when it allows Muslims to have sex with their war-captives, since the women wanted to have sex with the Muslim men who had slaughtered their families. Muslims, it seems, often think we enjoy being treated as "the worst of creatures," as Qur'an 98:6 calls us.)
Notice how Yahya pretends that he wants free, open discussion. Well, how exactly is that going to happen? Muslims certainly aren't doing anything to stop Sharia, so the task falls to non-Muslims. But when non-Muslims talk about Islamic blasphemy laws, or the persecution of Christians and other minorities in Muslim countries, or the rampant sexual abuse of little girls in accordance with the Qur'an, we're condemned as "bigots," "hate-mongers," "racists," and the all-too-common "Islamophobes."
But suppose we take Yahya's advice and keep our dhimmi mouths closed. What then? The only thing that stops these killings is the outcry from Western nations (which embarrasses Muslim leaders into calling off the executions). If we follow Yahya's advice, there will be no outcry, and the executions will proceed. Hence, the man who pretends to want open discussion is actually defending blasphemy laws and the execution of Christians.
Given Yahya's open hatred for Christianity and Christians, is anyone surprised?