That there are decent individuals who want to keep their faith in Islam does not make this untrue. The immediate death threats for any perceived deviation do make it clear this is not a religion in the same way as other world religions. It has more in common with cults or with totalitarian ideologies.
Chomsky - Definitely agree with him here, though sometimes I find him a bit repetitive and agenda based (like me? !! that's where any similarity ends I'm sure) but he's usually interesting because he's intelligent and starts with few assumptions. I might be accused of fear mongering re Islam of course, but I'm quite prepared to argue that one. That doesn't mean the majority of Muslims I've known personally weren't nice people, it's the controlling belief system I have a problem with.