I see it this way.
A lot of Islam in the middle east, whether it be due to colonialism or developed animosity of the west due to years of being shoved around, has begun to shift into a much more pissed off populace that goes beyond the religion. Religious institutions get involved with political aspects here in the states, and I'm 100% positive there are groups here and in other mainly 'christian' countries around the world who use religious doctrine to influence the masses. Ever seen Jesus Camp? Fuckers in that movie were basically calling for their own Jihad - and were focusing on CHILDREN in their indoctrination
They had planes and trains and cars and BOMBS in the 1930's and 1940's right? I don't remember hearing any story of muslims flying to the USA or to the UK and trying to shove one up our backside. Then again, back then, Israel was still Palestine - which is where what I'd call the GENESIS of the animosity all started. If the USA and western world can just come in, kick out all the muslims out of a place that's been run for YEARS by Arabs, then why couldn't they do it in Iraq? or Iran? or Egypt? or anywhere else? It has nothin to do with Jews. If they established a Christian nation on that coast, you think it would be any different? (hell, I'd assume it would be a WHOLE LOT WORSE..)
So this isn't ISLAM that's the problem in my opinion. It's what it's developed into as shit's gone downhill for their own little world of sand.