It's a shame, really, and Christianity does the exact same thing with it's bible. Many of the teachings of the Qur'an were solid, even if not necessarily... scientific. Still superstition in there but it was an improvement. An improvement that was distorted and changed by what the followers wanted it to be, rather than what the originator intended. And it's clear to anyone that Christianity has done the same thing- "re-translated the bible" to mean what they want it to, cherry picking scriptures they like and ignoring ones that they don't. Personally, I believe that that which you defended was not what Muslims were practicing and therein lay the difference.