And Christian related activism isn't capable of "threatening world stability"? Arguably, the Christian faith shares responsibility for much of the instability of the world today. Beyond Northern Ireland, there were the "Crusades". How about the Spanish Inquisition? How about the forced reform of conquered American tribes and other peoples around the world? Do we search for apologies from Christians for these abominable acts? No. I don't think its appropriate.
Well the Roman Catholic Church has in fact made explicit, public and official apologies for such excesses as the Crusades, and all the other events that you list.
But the point is that Christian activism is not a source of conflict TODAY. Nor has it been for a very long time.
The problem is that Islam is being taught in a very medieval way. Just as 13th century Crusaders believed that slaughtering infidels (even women and children) is a good thing to do, So do many Muslims today, taught by clerics who are no better than Torquemada or Richelieu. At least Christians got away from that kind of thinking a long time ago. Islam is stuck in the middle ages.
I do not doubt what you said about all the Muslims you know are moderate. Most that I know are the same. But what pisses me off about them is that the moderate Muslims don't get off their asses and DO
something about all the a$$holes who are perverting their religion and making them look bad in front of the rest of the world. I want to see representatives of the Muslim communities around the world get on TV
, radio and newspapers and broadcast loud and clear that they disown Al Qaeda, Suicide bombers etc. I want to hear that message every day.
Unfortunately, most of the few that do speak up say wishy-washy stuff like "We don't like terrorism, but you must understand how they feel about Israel, yada, yada, yada." Apologists are all what they are. When people see that, they just mentally group them in with the terrorists, and rightfully so, in my opinion.
The only thing you should feel when shooting a terrorist: Recoil.