Thankfully, I can pick up a book, magazine, or other material with complete freedom.
Too bad most of the ME can't. Nor can the women get educations, vote, own anything, etc, etc.... That's the point, dipshit. Our policy doesn't matter when our very way of life threatens their power structure. Our being free threatens their power structure. Quite simple, really.
And, sorry, Muslims and Christians have been going at it for more than a thousand years. Plenty of atrocities on both sides. Though, I don't seem to see any Christians beheading people at the moment........Haven't seen any Christians hijack planes and fly them into buildings. The Catholic religion is a lot more progressive than Islam, to say the least.
And, I am an atheist. Both sides seem a tad wacky to me. Though, as an outside observer, I can say that you have far less to worry about from Christians than Muslims.
But, above all, you have the most to fear from appeasers and people who think that all things can be solved through dialogue. Sometimes they just can't.
See: Neville Chamberlain