Since I teach courses on the Middle East, I have actually had people accuse me of being biased in favor of Islam and against Christianity. so, I would probably be called one of those liberals who love Islam--when I don't love it any more than any other religion.
It appears that if you say anything at all positive about Islam, even if you have the facts to back it up, you are anti-Christian. I tell students about the advances in science and human rights-- and about the repression of non-Muslims and the violence of the early Arab empires. Am I anti-Arab? We learn about the impact of the Crusades, and about how the Mongols were far worse. Am I anti-Mongol?
If you look at my courses, I already spend a disproportionate amount of time on Christianity to cater to the Christian students, considering there is not a whole lot of Christian influence in the present day Middle East. I spend very little time on Judaism other than the founding of Israel, since there are very few Jewish students. I should probably make them all learn more about Judaism. Sigh.
Students want and need to know what is going on there today, and knowing about Islam is far more important than Christianity right now. The US students get plenty of negative anti-Muslim propaganda
, and know nothing about Islam, really. They think that Indian Sikhs with beards and turbans are Muslims from the Middle East.
And I find that Christian students want to spend more time on the origins
of Christianity, Jesus, Moses, the bible, when it is not a religion class. Most of that is not very relevant to topics like the fighting between different Muslim sects, the roots of terrorism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the politics of petroleum, dictatorship and theocracy, women's rights, the colonial role of Europe and the US in the region, etc.
But bias is in the eye of the beholder. If I spent one third of the class on Islam, one third on Christianity and one third on Judaism, the Christians would say I am biased.