In America we have a problem comprehending that certain ideas are beyond our norms.
We upho;d the right of freedom of religion. No doubt Junglemom or TMW extol the noblest versions of religious faith. In general most religions are compatible with a free and democratic society.
There are some versions of Islam that are not compatible with our traditions. No doubt when Stephen Schwartz of the CIP says he is a Muslim patriot he is being honest. Yet even Schwartz recognizes the inherent danger of some of these movements.
Being a non Christian in a largely Christian society presents challenges. However other that my insistence upon swearing the oath of duty none of my beliefs have been an issue. I may feel awkward at a meeting in a Church or at a holiday party but in the spirit of co-operation I go. I respect the laws of the other communities and the right of people to be different. I could care less that the person next to me eats Halal or lives with someone out of wedlock.
The problem with radical Islam is that it actively seeks theocracy and global hegemony. In order to achieve this goal anything and everything is permitted. In this essence radical Islam is far more similar to Communism than traditional Christianity. The folks at CAIR will feign outrage and parse words. Commies will say McVeigh or Goldstein reflexively.
The views of the Ft Hood killer were well known and reported to the correct authorities. This person sought to be discharged and was being given poor performance evaluations.
When we talk about freedom of religion we are not discussing criminal acts. We must come to grips with understanding Radical Islam is more political and criminal than religious.