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I'll stand by that, and remind you that taunting, goading, and insulting of mortal enemies is a widely accepted and practiced art which even Western Europeans used to be quite good at. In these PC times, too little of it is done and what is done is often done poorly. The terrorists are rag heads smoking the wrong hookah pipe, deluding themselves by wrapping tattered rags around their heads and dreaming they can be the great scholars and rulers that their ancestors were in days long gone by. And forgetting, those great ancestors were nothing more than another flash in the pan, another empire fallen, reduced to squabbling beggars starving in the desert while they ignored a changing world around them and made war on each other.
When you ask "how many xtians" ask yourself first, when the Church of Rome was the same age that Islam is now, what was it doing? Let's see...the Spanish Inquisition (convert or die if you were a non-Christian in Spain), the Crusades (first two million casualties were other European peasants along the way to Jerusalem, plundered pillaged and raped by the Crusaders), the forced conversion and elimination of hte native South American peoples....
Yeah, that Church is a shining example. Sad proof that the "Children of the Book" have more in common than many of them want to admit. Proof the zealotry and intolerance are nothing new.