Jay Smith and Beth Grove (see below) have a rather bad reputation within the Muslim community as people who attack their faith relentlessly. They do not come across as Christians who care about people as people. Also, Smith’s methodology in particular is radically inconsistent: on the one hand he adopts a uncritical, fundamentalist view of the Bible, for instance attributing apostolic authorship to the four gospels (in disregard of virtually all NT scholarship); and on the other hand choosing to aggressively promote the most sceptical, radical theories of Islam’s origins and highly tendentious interpretations of Sirah and hadith.
Such a radically inconsistent methodology vis-à-vis Christianity and Islam, underpinned by an aggressive missionary zeal, has had the unintended consequence of creating a new generation of Muslim apologists, bloggers, and debaters, who have risen to the challenge of refuting him.
As Smith returns to his native land in the Fall, he might reflect that this will possibly be his most lasting contribution to the Muslim scene in the UK. To which I say Alhamdulillah!