You are always going to get people who will jump up and condemn someone they don't like, and you will get people who believe what they say because it is easier than investigating themselves. You have Muslim groups doing the same with Spencer, Berkowitz, Ibn Warraq, and so on, trying to degrade them with nothing factual. I studied Islam, for many years, I am by no means an Islamic scholar, but I do know my way around the religion. When I read from these people's works, I can relate to it, because I have read the Qur'an and most of the Sunnah. People who have read none of that, make opinions based on emotion only.