I could not have said it better myself. I said much earlier in message #281 that this must not become a witch hunt. As a country, rather a world, we should not stereotype Arabs or those of the Islamic faith based upon these few radicals. There are radical christians, radical jews, and radical republicans. Although I may not be, as the person who posted #504 was not, a Christian, I think that many readers here are. Do you consider yourself to have the same views as the most radical christians you can think of?
In any situation of life a small group cannot be used to represent a whole.