The problem is not Islam, but rather unbalanced views from both extremes.
Islam retaliates in vengeance, and the West does no less. With neither side willing to back down, when will this end? How can this endless cycle of blood be broken?
Islam is no more a "problem" than Israel is a "Democratic State":
“There was not a single act of Arab terrorism against Americans before 1968, when the U.S. became the chief supplier of military equipment and economic aid to Israel.”
"Every time anyone says that Israel is our only friend in the Middle East, I can't help but think that before Israel, we had no enemies in the Middle East."-- John Sheehan,
“The first Palestinian suicide bombing occurred in 1994, 40 days after the massacre by the Brooklyn native Baruch Goldstein of 29 praying Muslims at the Al Ibrahim Mosque in Hebron.”
I'm probably the only person, here, who has walked, hitch-hiked, ridden via donkey cart, camel back etc through the Islamic Mid East for 10 - 11 months by myself. I was treated with warmth, generosity & hospitality without ONE nasty encounter.
The question I was most frequently asked was:
"Why do Americans suddenly hate us so much?"....
I tried to explain the toxic influence of our PROVEN Ziono-Media Monoply and Policy shaping power of AIPAC, JINSA, C.A.M.E.R.A., ADL etc ad nauseam but they gave Americans more credit than being so easily duped.
I can promise/bet you that the most strident Muslim-Haters are the same ones (90%) who couldn't find Iraq on a map (pre Gulf War)
STILL believe the second most widespread lie EVER:
“Israel: "Wiped off The Map". The Rumor of the Century, Fabricated by the US Media to Justify An All out War on Iran” http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php...
EXCERPT “Across the world, a dangerous rumor has spread that could have catastrophic implications. According to legend, Iran's President has threatened to destroy Israel, or, to quote the misquote, "Israel must be wiped off the map". Contrary to popular belief, this statement was never made, as the following article will prove.” CONTINUED
If a Religion/Ideology were ever a "problem" it would by "Zionism"; a ruthless Hate Cult that preys on Jews & non Jews, alike!
“When a shipload of Jewish refugees on the Danube river were refused permission to disembark anywhere, Henry Montor the leader of the United Jewish Appeal explained that they could not be allowed to sail the Holy Land because “Palestine cannot be flooded with old people or with undesirables”.(Feb. 1, 1940).
“On Nov. 25, 1940 the Haganah commanders ordered the blowing up of the ship Patria in Haifa Harbor as a protest against England’s plan to send refugees to Mauritius instead of to Palestine, and thus 272 Jewish refugees perished.”
We MUST liberate the U.S. before ANYTHING constructive gets accomplished in the Mid East:
"We control America"
"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that ... I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it." .....Ariel Sharon
“I don’t care if Americans think we’re running the news media, Hollywood, Wall Street or the government. I just care that we get to keep running them.” Joel Stein, Los Angeles Times, December 18, 2008.
Quotes confirming Webster's Example of an:
Example: "Israeli Peace Plan"
“Israel's right needs perpetual” war” http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/...
...BUT WITH AMERICAN BLOOD & MONEY TO FIGHT THEM:
“QUIETLY LOBBYING CONGRESS TO APPROVE THE USE OF FORCE IN IRAQ WAS ONE OF AIPAC’S SUCCESSES OVER THE PAST YEAR.” AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr; N.Y. SUN JAN.’03