It's fine to claim that a sizable segment of a group believe something. It's true that on a worldwide scale, many Muslims, when asked for their opinions on certain issues, state beliefs roughly in line with what piglet alledges.
However, it's fallacious to attribute actions solely to individual beliefs. Perhaps Muslim terrorists act from the belief that non-Muslims are somehow less. Perhaps they act from the belief that Israel's crimes against humanity must be avenged. Perhaps neither of these. Let's be honest, it's probably a mixture of lots of non-unified beliefs.
The same goes for Bush. Did he act out of Christian fundamentalism, a wish to make his pals rich, greed for oil, racism, political ideology or a wish to protect the american people? You may not think that all of those things were factors. He'd be one messed up hombre if they were, but I think his actions had a mixture of beliefs behind them.
I'm no fan of Islam, and like Piglet I find the beliefs of around half the Muslims in the world deeply worrying. But I'm also aware that nearly all Muslims believe in Family, giving to the poor and submission to what they believe to be the morally correct way of living.
So Piglet, I'm happy to take you on in a hatred of Islam pissing contest any time you like, but I have a question. Do you think that Arabs, because of their culture, religion, history, actions and beliefs are basically 'less' than what what you seem to perceive as civilised people?
I've got to tell you, I don't. It's not that I'm a cultural relativist that thinks that all cultures are equal. I teach Cultural Communiation, and frankly I think my British culture's a lot better than China's. But believing that an entire race or culture is somehow less, like African slaves and aboriginal groups, is very dangerous, albeit very convenient if you've taken a fancy to where they're living.