The primary victims of Jihadist behavior/outlashing are other Muslims. Just like the the primary targets of inner-city African-American violence is other inner-city African-Americans. What’s known as “black on black crime” constitutes the largest percentage of aggression on the black men in America.
Remember that old Sesame Street bit, “one of these things is not like the other”, where they’d ask you to spot the item that’s different? Well, with race/culture & radical extremism, it’s not as easy to spot. You can’t necessarily spot the gang member, the Aryan brotherhood member, or the radical Jihadist; when each might be among those that look similar to them.
You can’t blame all of one group of folks (whether a culture like inner-city minorities, or a race), for the actions of a few bad seeds. What is the one common trait of ALL the following bad guys?
– the Virgina Tech student shooter
– the mentally-disturbed shooter at the elementary school in Newtown
– the politically-minded assault at (then) Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ meeting with constituents in Tuscon
– the 9/11 plane hijackers
They were all human beings. So, since that’s the only commonality, do we then discriminate & hate all humans? No, we simply cannot do that.
One of those things might be “not like the other, but we aren’t able to discern.
We must be vigilant in our surroundings & continue on with our lives. We must have hope.
We cannot view all Muslims as bad. It would be like viewing all Christians as evil b/c of the behaviors/beliefs of the Westboro Baptist Church or the KKK.