"The intellectual - and thereby the rational - foundation of Islam results in the average Muslim having a curious tendency to believe that non-Muslims either know that Islam is the truth and reject it out of pure obstinacy, or else are simply ignorant of it and can be converted by elementary explanations; that anyone should be abe to oppose Islam with a good conscience quite exceeds the Muslims' powers of imagination. . . ."
Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998) Swiss religious philospher and Sufi.