|Islam has a strong political aspect, say counterjihadists.|
The counterjihad movement is an effort to make the general public aware of this because the political tenets of Islamic doctrine would remove some rights to free speech, would remove some human rights from women, and would make these Western societies less egalitarian.
This movement is criticized for seeming racist or bigoted. Counterjihadists respond to this accusation by pointing out that Islam is not a race. There are Muslims of all races. It doesn't fall under the category of "bigotry," say its proponents, but under the category of "political criticism," which is a legitimate and even necessary activity in a free society.