Alice Rachel said: "Today Jehovah’s witnesses are as unpopular as Jesus was. He said it would be so. “You will be hated by all people on account of my name.” “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you.”
I find this interesting because Jesus said "you will be hated...on account of my name." The JW's apply this to themselves, which is strange since they avoid the use of Jesus' name as much as possible. Remember, they are Jehovah's Witnesses, not Jesus' Witnesses. Jesus plays a very small role, if any, in their belief structure. Since they disavow Jesus at every turn and pretend that he was Michael the Archangel, I don't think there's any legitimate way they can use the above scripture in their defense.
People don't hate the JWs because they follow Jesus. People hate the JWs because they understand that something is sick and twisted in this group and that it is a scam, pretending to be a Christian religion when really it's just a publishing house. If left to themselves, people can smell a rat on their own pretty easily and the WTS stinks to high heaven.