I want to thank author Stephen Schwartz for showing me the other side of the coin. Most of us look at the conflicting images of Islam we see in the media or of the person down the block. We do like
Abdul when he is the smiling gas station owner, valued doctor or coworker. The lives of Americans are connected in a way that makes hatred of anyone for anything other than criminality Unamerican.
Of course in the media we get the loudest shrillest voices. So we are likely to see the terrorist or a waffling sort from a group like CAIR.
At some point in the future there is going to be an internal dialogue within Islam. Terrorism just doesn't accomplish anything and harms the lives of Muslims more than its enemies.