What the “hijab debate” with Asra Nomani has really made clear is that “reform Muslims” react one of two ways when their positions are subjected to even the most minimal amount of critique and critical scrutiny.
The below excerpt describes it aptly in context of college students.
“College students often have only two gears when it comes to public discourse: non-judgmentalism and furious indignation. In one gear, they proclaim endlessly that this is just what I think, that they dont want to judge anyone else and that they dont want to tell anyone else what to do. And yet when they come upon some activity or expression they find unacceptableusually something they have been taught to view as a sign of an unacceptable prejudice or biastheir response is loud and furious: a shrill protest of indignation.”