These people are practicing the true, peaceful Islam. So when we post things using words like terrorism, Muslim, Islam in one sentence it gives the little less educated/arrogant a feeling that all Muslims are terrorists. Bot, I have lived in most of the above countries that have been discussed. The general population have the same values such as being peaceful, wanting to earn a decent living, having a safe environment for their children to grow up, education for children and perhaps some materialistic things are always nice Especially American brands! Therefore we must mention that the less than .0005% of the lunatics who have hijacked this religion are the ones that are being called terrorists and we must make sure as highly educated people to not confuse others who may have lesser knowledge with them believing that Islam, Muslims, etc are all terrorists and are bad. Things exist in all religions that can be taken out of context and presented in such a way as to make it the most evil religion/practices known to man. My posts on Judaism and Hinduism were posted exactly for this reason, to show how evil this practice can be and how easy it is to turn minds of masses. (HITLER?-remember?)
What is completely surprising is that both Muslims and Jews seem to harbor so much animosity towards each other. Both are right and at the same time bot are wrong! In fact, no 2 religions could be closer! Both religions have set rules/laws as to how one must live his/her life. These laws were sent down by God and are not the laws of man. Both religions are centered around the family. Both religions believe in the same God and the same heaven and hell. Both religions forbid pork, extra or premarital sex, homosexuality, both believe in ONLY 1 GOD, and the list can go on for the next 50 pages if I started listing how both Judaism and Islam are similar. As a matter of fact Judaism an Islam are more similar than Judaism and Christianity or Islam and Christianity.
In a perfect world, both groups should be shaken hard (shaken baby syndrome) and asked, "what the hell are you people doing? You all will be dead in 50 years anyways! and why waste your time?" But I guess as you would agree, it is not a perfect world. (I still haven't had a chance to clear up the Kurds and shia thing but I always get side-tracked sch as me posting this thread. But I will do so. I promise! BTW, even though we may not agree on many things, I really appreciate and enjoy your brain and knowledge!