A war between Islamists and all the rest of humanity is growing. It was seething for a long time, like molten lava that has not yet broken through the surface of the mountain, and has now erupted in Iraq and Syria (and to a smaller extent in Nigeria) with a blast that cannot be ignored. The waves of hate and unspeakable evil threaten to engulf societies in Western countries as well and the adherents of Islamism are not coy in their announcements of their goals.
Given that human nature leads us to simplify complex issues and turn an elaborate woven texture into a simple dichotomy of black and white, it is especially important not to paint all Moslems with the same brush. The vast majority of Moslems are NOT Islamists. They are also alarmed by the crimes that are committed supposedly in the name of Allah.
Islam is not a monolithic religion. Since much animosity among Moslems, themselves, is based upon their sectoral membership, it is important that we understand the similarities and differences among the various sects. This will help us reject the urge within ourselves to curse an entire religion because of the actions and goals of a small section of them.