It's called "Winning the battle, but losing the war"

The first and most obvious problem here is that Islam is not a race; its more usually categorized as a religion. Second problem is that there are people of just about every race you can imagine that consider themselves Muslims. That means … the label of “racist” is simply wrong.

Yep, that’s definitely the best way to respond to an accusation of being racist – argue that you’re not racist, because your irrational hatred crosses racial boundaries.

Well done, sir.

(That said, he’s – technically – right, on this point at least – but even such an inveterate foot-in-mouther nows that arrant pedantry is not usually an effective way to get people on your side).

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