Yeah, I have a hard time agreeing with his points. Atheists aren't really all that influential in the US. None of Congress AFAIK, no prwsidents, maybe a couple of State legislatures? Harris and Dawkins are globally renowned divkhead, but I don't think they have near the audience that Hannity or Limbaugh does. Further, I'm a but young to tell, but he perception of Islam wasn't exactly rosy before 9/11, and hasn't gotten better in the last 16 years.
At home we can discern the church down the street from the Jim Baker ministry. There's a language and culture barrier that keeps Christian-centric nations like the US from seeing the shades of Islam, and also one that dismisses the horrific shit that Christians in Africa or South America are doing today.
Atheists are responsible for allowing xenophobia to fester in our spaces, though.