what i meant to say in my post was that celebrity muslims give us earthly credibility in the eyes of non-muslims. their existance is anti-thetical to that which our detractors stuff down the public's throats day in and day out i.e that islam is evil and muslims are non-human viruses.
of course you are correct when u stated 'who cares what others think.' there are times when i am amused by all the islamophobia. and yes, in terms of divine credibilty islam doesn't need it; its a moot point.