If it seems that Muslims sometimes don’t listen to what non-Muslims are saying, it’s possible they aren’t. Muhammad Mustafa Al-Azami, Professor Emeritus at King Saud University, wrote:
Certainly anyone can write on Islam, but only a devout Muslim has the legitimate prerogative to write on Islamic and its related subjects. Some may consider this biased, but then who is not? Non-followers cannot claim neutrality, for their writings swerve depending on whether Islam’s tenets agree or disagree with their personal beliefs, and so any attempts at interpretation from Christians, Jews, atheists, or non-practicing Muslims must be unequivocally discarded (Muhammad Mustafa Al-Azami, The History of The Qur’anic Text: From Revelation to Compilation: A Comparative Study with the Old and New Testaments [Leicester: UK Islamic Academy, 2003], 13).