ThreadFreedom of speech debate heats up in France after death threats to 16-year-old girl who called Islam "religion of hate"
I definitely would call Christianity a religious ideology. There are some people who only single out Islam for criticism, and ignore all other faiths when criticising religion. Islamophobia is obviously the motivation there in most cases. But for example, there are plenty who criticise the Abrahamic faiths and the damage that they have caused throughout history and still today.
I agree with you about the dogwhistles, but I also wouldn't go to the opposite extreme and ignoring what Islam actually is (a set of ideas that are not based on fact, but subjective beliefs - some of which can infringe on the rights of others, as seen throughout history). I think once we lose the ability to properly criticise it, we're honestly failing a lot of marginalised people, including LGBT+ Muslims. That criticism should also be made responsibly.