It's the same thing with Catholics. Having imbibed Protestant anti-intellectualism duringthe Church's Stone Age days in the United States (1700s, 1800s), modern Catholics in America are clueless as to the contributions of their religion to the learning of men. The reality is a kid (i.e.: modern Christians) sick with anti-intellectual attitudes. If that's "bashing," then so be it. If I may use another overworked expression, however, "I'm calling it like I see it."
I agree that there are problems with anti-intellectualism. But every negative statement regarding knowledge or intellect is not necessarily a manifestation it. There is a down side to intellect and you, Credo, are just the sort of person who needs to be aware of it. I don't think you are a crypto-Muslim or even unduly sympathetic to Islam, but I do think that you are in spiritual danger. I am not writing this to bash you but because I am genuinely concerned.
Nobody who knows me would accuse me of being anti-intellectual. It is obvious that I greatly value the life of the mind. I also have a higher IQ and more formal education than most people. And that is how I know about the sins and faults associated with the intellect - personal experience. If anybody does a documentary on "Brains Gone Bad" I can be a script consultant. I have struggled against sinful attitudes in this area for as long as I can remember. I thought that I was always right. I was impatient with people who disagreed with me. I thought that being smarter made me better and looked down on others. I thought I was too special for the rules for normal people to apply to me. I was the kind of arrogant jerk that causes anti-intellectualism to develop in reaction. I'm putting that in past tense because I really hope that I have learned better, but the temptation to think this way is still there, I'm still fighting it and I don't always succeed. I expect that I always will be fighting it until I die.
Your intellect is a gift. You can use it in the service of God and do great good. But is is just as susceptible to perversion as any other good gift of God. If you dismiss every warning about these dangers as anti-intellectualism, if you reject the counsel of the wise, you will be heading on a path to sin. I am praying for you.