The hadith is not: “He who fights so that Allah’s Word is an acceptable option in people’s eye, considered no better or worse than any other, then he fights in Allah’s cause.”
Let’s be bold. Now is not the time to hide our heads and hearts in the sand. We need to have high aspirations for our conveyance of the truth. If our goal is just to “get by” as an ummah, it’s going to be bad times.
Let’s stop fixating on this irrelevant question of how much the world loves and accepts us as people or “minorities” or whatever and spend more time worrying about how much of the message we have, with wisdom and conviction, conveyed to the world.