As I continue on with our story, I found the invariable stereotype I was creating. East versus West. 'Infidel' versus Moslem or Arab.
It is as bad as blaming all Christians or Catholics for the Crusades or all Germans for WW II.
It is an old hate. Moslems hate the Jews, Jews hate the Christians, Christians hate the Moslems , and so on and so on. It did not happen only since 9/11 or only in the Middle East.
Down below the Mason-Dixon, that 'War of Northern Aggression' is still a topical item. People refer to their Great, Great Grandfathers as fallen heroes.
Bear with me, I think all religions are just to make a few people rich. They have nothing to do with who created what or if the egg or the chicken came first.