The stinging irony here is that no one sees Muslims as a racial group except jihad enablers and apologists, who claim foes of jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression of women are just "racist." They do their best to obscure the obvious facts that Islam is not a race and that jihadis, like all Muslims, can be found among people of all races.
"The Troubling Consequences of Seeing Muslims as a Racial Group," by Sanya Mansoor, Time Magazine, December 13, 2021 (thanks to S.):
How can a country supposedly founded on principles of religious freedom be so quick to support policies that violate the civil rights of Muslims? That's one of the questions at the heart of a new book, The Racial Muslim: When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom, by Rutgers law professor Sahar Aziz.
The Racial Muslim proposes an answer: that some American politicians and institutions have perpetuated a narrative that Islam is not a religion, and thus doesn't deserve such protections. In this view, Islam is instead a political ideology, and Muslims—in reality worshippers from diverse racial backgrounds—are viewed as a racial group, subject to racist discrimination. This phenomenon is different from religious bigotry, which tends to focus on theological arguments about why a particular set of beliefs is wrong, the book argues; here, Aziz sees a situation in which Muslims as a group are assigned a set of negative traits, such as the false notions that they are inherently untrustworthy, uncivilized and violent....