Only once in a while is the entire faith of Islam profiled. When it is, we read of the Islam we know from the Muslims we know.
President “W” Bush said after 9/11 that those Muslims who flew planes into buildings had, “Hijacked a good faith.” Could we not say the same about Christians who seem far from whatever brand of Christianity we like better?
The truth is those who flew planes into buildings did this because of the cultural values they had adopted. Their claim was that parts Islam had been violated by U. S. presence in some Islamic countries. My understanding of them is they were from cultures where killing for various reasons was routinely done. They simply attached religious meaning to it.
Muslims in other parts of the world make Islam fit the cultural values where ever they live. In the U.S. one finds a substantial population of Muslims with the values of this culture. They use Islam to justify the peaceful and good citizenship they practice here.
It is common for people in the U.S. to condemn local Muslims for what those of other cultures did. This condemnation is not only in the Christian community but among atheists I know. There are various reasons for not wanting to admit local cultural values are the sources of religious beliefs.
To Christians it is admitting their own views are cultural at their base, not Christian. For atheists, there is no excuse whatsoever.