Yup, that is the constant spin being put forth by organizations such as CAIR and its willing, dhimmi-loving acolytes in the MSM. I read an excellent piece on Townhall.com this morning which neatly debunks that myth: http://www.townhall.com/columnists/DougGiles/2007/08/11/christianity_sucks_and_islam_is_awesome?page=full&comments=true.
FOR THE RECORD..............I am NOT saying that all Muslims are violent. I am NOT saying that all of Islam is violent. What I AM saying is that if you look at most of the world's most violent hotspots--you have Muslims on one side, either oppressing or claiming that they are oppressed. Israel, Sudan, Kashmir, The Phillipines, Thailand, Afghanistan, the unreported ethnic cleansing in Lebanon, where Shiites are evicting the Druze and Christian Lebanese from South Lebanon. In very recent memory, we have also had Bosnia and Kosovo, and do I even need to comment on the horrific Muslim on Muslim violence in Iraq?
To deny that there is a current, extremely violent streak in Islam is to deny reality. To deny that this element is also the most vocal is again to deny reality. Sorry, but the facts are the facts. We are being sold a bill of goods by a naive at best or delusional and deceitful at worst elite which seems incapable of acknowledging, let alone discussing this.