There's one thing that pisses me off about Islamophobes-- actually everything pisses me off about them.
For starters, every major religion has had violent extremists to its name. I repeatedly hear deplorables say that Islam is the most violent religion, but they're basing this off the fact that they don't consider religion to be the primary motivation whenever a Christian commits an act of violence, even if it's a bias crime. For example, things like this have happened and yet the media hesitates to call it "Christian extremist terrorism" because it doesn't fit the narrative that all terrorists are Muslim. People also act as if the only terrorist organizations are Muslim, even though the largest and most prominent home-grown Christian terrorist organization still very much exists and had endorsed Trump.
Secondly, there's the fact that the majority of the victims of ISIS are Muslims. As I've said before, ISIS doesn't care that it kills innocent Muslims, because to them, anyone who doesn't submit to their radical ideology is a heretic deserving of death. To say that the refugees, immigrants, and peaceful American Muslims are the "same religion" as ISIS is like saying that the Protestants and Catholics during the Reformation Wars were the "same religion." Hell, the fact that ISIS kills other Muslims tells me that they are better at discriminating between different groups of Muslims than the deplorables are.
Third, I often hear Islamophobes insulting and attacking American Muslims for not condemning the atrocities that are committed in majority Muslim countries. Take a look at some of the bullshit that was said about Linda Sarsour after she spoke at the Women's March. The deplorables were spamming every single video I could find of Sarsour's speech with comments like, "She won't condemn honor killings, beheadings, or acid attacks," and, "How can she speak for women when she comes from a religion that rapes and mutilates women?"
Did it ever occur to these deplorables that Muslim immigrants and refugees are coming to America because they're fleeing these types of atrocities at home? Did it ever occur to them that a Muslim woman might feel safer living in America than in the parts of the world where such atrocities might be done to her? No, of course not.
Fourth, Muslims are actually our best allies in the fight against ISIS and Al-Qaeda. At the forefront of the war against ISIS are various Kurdish groups, such as the Peshmerga, and Kurds are predominantly Muslim (although this is a simplification since there's a great deal of diversity within the ethnicity). Among the people who were detained after the Muslim ban was signed are Iraqis who had helped the US in the war, whether as translators or contractors, risking their lives and the lives of their families. These are the kinds of people Islamophobes are pushing away because they're too stupid to tell the difference.
Fifth, every short-sighted and idiotic anti-Muslim policy enacted by the US plays right into the hands of ISIS. When the US kills innocent civilians (to be fair, Obama did this too) preaches hate against Muslims, or does what the Deplorable Jackass Tyrant did last week; that's basically free propaganda for ISIS. ISIS has been trying to set the narrative that there's a culture war between the West and Islam, since they believe this conflict is necessary to bring about their desired apocalypse. They radicalize people by saying, America hates Muslims, so your only other choice is to join us.
The reason some leaders, like Obama, tried to avoid using terms like "Islamic terrorism" is that ISIS desperately wants the world to believe that it alone is the voice of true Islam. It's in their name itself. They want legitimacy as a state, and they want to be the face of Islam. So whenever some ignorant fuck says that all Muslims are terrorists, supports policies that oppress and discriminate against Muslims, or carries out a hate crime against Muslims; all they have really accomplished is to help ISIS.