Can someone explain to me why they have, as you describe it, a very special place in the victim Olympics?
They are not persecuted here, nor ever have been. In fact, it's the other way round in that they - some of them - react extremely to any criticism of their behaviour. That, no matter how mild the criticism and no matter how repulsive the behaviour - yes, I'm talking about the organised mass rape of minors again.
The only reason I can see for their being treated with kid gloves is because they have been a block of votes for Labour. Labour whilst in power bent over backwards in terms of pandering, and some parts of the Muslim community have got very used to those excessive levels of pandering and patronage.
Any attempt to deal with them fairly and equally is then branded prejudice.
Buggered if I know why they're treated as special, quite honestly they should be treated as pariahs until they sort out the behaviour of their "community", other than, as you say they're seen as a block vote by the socialists. Mildly absurd as their inclinations towards fundamentalism are quite right wing if they were Christians.
The pandering and patronage is blatant and not deserved, like you I'm sick of any criticism of Islam being treated as racism.
I'm not anti muslim, not by any measure, if I was I couldn't live in a town with a high muslim population, but I do see the use of the religion as a get out of jail free and treat with kid gloves attitude as absurd and destructive to society as a whole.