Those who are newer to Islam and come to Saudi Arabia are perhaps more zealous about their faith than a Saudi in many ways. The revert is eager to convert others to Islam and share his/her newfound knowledge. A new revert may likely have a closed mind on other faiths as Islam is the greatest and the best. The revert is overjoyed to have the chance to live his or her faith in the Kingdom of Islam.
However, at the same time, it is the revert in Saudi Arabia who can damage the image of Saudi Arabia. Muslim is a religion of peace and tolerance. Peace and tolerance includes hearing other views without having to agree or argue about them. Quoting endless suras, hadiths or fatwas just make readers turn blind eyes and deaf ears. Any discussions of Islam or other religions need to be done with respect. Issues should be backed up with facts and examples.
When I had discussions with Muslims in Saudi Arabia and particularly among Saudis, I found that the Saudis were patient and eager to participate in a peaceful give and take discussion. Even if a non-Muslim visits an Islamic center in the Kingdom the visitor will be treated with kindness and respect.
Is it easier to simply quote the Quran rather than engage in a substantive discussion because with a blog most are simply faceless entitities? Would the same type of discussions and choices of words be used if the discussion were face-to-face?
I understand that a Muslim revert wants to speak positively of Islam and share the fact that Islam is the only path for them. No problem! But I encourage reverts to think twice of what they write before posting and ask whether the words will stimulate a discussion or promote dissent and close eyes and ears.