It's all in the execution, my dear. There's a difference between clarifying a principle and promoting it, and if you keep the first rule of good writing in mind ("Know your audience"), you should be able to pull it off. In fact, I probably did in the post that you responded to for at least some of this forum's readership even without quoting the sources.<quoted text>
I understand your point and would've more than happily used Islamic source but I couldn't without someone say I'm trying to convert them or that I'm cherry picking the verses I like.
Trust me, it would've been easier for me to do this.
"O you who have believed, do not consume one another's wealth unjustly but only [in lawful] business by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves [or one another]. Indeed, Allah is to you ever Merciful." (Quran ch.4, verse 29).
Do you understand what I mean and where I'm coming from now?
The problem that most Islamic writers make when writing for more general audiences is in assuming greater interest in the fine points of Islam than could possibly exist outside of the faith. Keep it short, sweet, to the point, and accurate, and above all, knock any chips off of your shoulder before beginning to write. When you make it personal, you make yourself vulnerable in so many ways.