All these terrorists groups utilise their religion to hide behind to justify their actions, which many people end up believing, and hence hate to Muslim people in general.
Well put Ezzah.
We hate them, They hate us, We fear them, They fear us, and its all being fuelled by the media, and stoked by political/religious leaders on both sides because they say things like " Vote for me " or " Follow me in the name of........." and I will protect you. Fear feeds up on fear, and what do we fear the most? That which we don't understand.
Only understanding can bring peace, Its only when both sides understand and respect each other that we will see that the other guy is not so bad that the killing will stop.
Sure there are bad people on both sides, and the bad people can sometimes be in charge here or there and do horrid things in the name of this or that, But we must rise above all that, Look at your neighbour as a person not as " Insert tag here ".
If you see a man or woman in traditional dress don't stare, or suddenly look away if he/she looks in your direction, Try saying hello, or nodding politely. Quite often you may find they say hello back. Its a start.
The more we get to know each other, The more myths, propaganda and fear are disregarded on both sides, The less power the evil people have. Terrorism is just the latest tool in the isms toolbox used to spread fear and gain control by dictators now throw in some false sense of pride and maybe some religion.... Hitler did it by convincing Nazi's well you know the story Hitler was worshipped, Communism replaced religion with the party, Capitalism replaced religion with the Dollar, add to this a brutal conman wanna be dictator with a thirst for blood who knows the right words to say, and we have this mess.
People need to feel like they belong somewhere, and if you can create a state of fear on the one hand while on the other hand saying " live like me " or " Vote for me " and you will have....... while stroking the ego a bit?
Like I said my rant.