The real issue with religion is not with Islam, or any religion for that matter. It’s when religious passion is co-opted for political purposes. And, it’s a communicable disease.
We see it in religious zealots as they demonize pregnant women seeking abortion, stone arranged brides who deny their abusive husbands, it manifests itself in slanderous character assignations of immigrant workers and social scorning of homeless victims of the Great Bush Depression, it fuels vilification of inconvenient scientific theory and is used as a reason for war…….. It goes on and on and reads like a GOP political campaign strategy.