Many of them don't understand that. They don't have the same freedom there that we've enjoyed here for a long time. And it absolutely shouldn't be viewed as "Islamic culture is wrong, Western culture is right." The argument should be "Islamic culture is compatible with these rights and freedoms. This isn't Western culture trying to overthrow Islamic culture, these are universal human rights that can exist in Islamic countries too." In Turkey, it just became legal for women to wear veils in public. There's a whole, wide spectrum of Islamist political ideology. And see above. A small and savage group carried out the attacks. Of course there is a line between Al Qaeda and the general Muslim population! And I'm not even sure what the second part of the quote has to do with anything. And the Qu'ran does not have an overwhelmingly negative attitude toward non-Muslims, in fact there are laws on how to treat them right. And Mohammed encouraged kindness, and discouraged the "macho" violent attitude that afflicts many cultures. You're now starting to sound like a radical. You know you're condeming over 1 billion people, right? And it's very hypocritical of you to be so angry about the drone strikes, while at the same time saying that all Muslims are just as good as Al Qaeda. Did you even read what I wrote? You're generalizing and condemning an entire population. Why do you want a clash of civilizations? Why do you want to start a "holy war" between the West and Islam? Why do you want the fears of the crazy, extremist, Muslim terrorist leaders to come true? See what I wrote to Alpha-Red above in this post. Bush, McCain, Palin, Romney... no credible politician has gone as far as you're proposing. Maybe just Michele Bachmann or Herman Cain. Of course. And they obviously don't live in a free society yet. Nobody is saying that they do. Or that what they're doing is excusable. They have. Did you miss it on the last page? Scholars have. People don't pay as much attention to that. Everytime an abortion doctor is killed in the United States, do you see thousands of Christians writing theological papers on why that was wrong? Or when some Christian fundamentalist follows the Old Testament laws, do you see thousands of Christians thinking they are responsible, and feeling they need to theologically argue the counterpoint? You have a double standard.