I think y’all are barking up the wrong tree.
Sure, Islam is an easily abused religion with the questionable example of Muhammed and lack of any accountability among the clerics. But it isn’t at the heart of terrorism. Let me say that again. Islam isn’t the cause of terrorism. Neither is Israel.
Islamic terrorism exists because of oil money. STAGGERING amounts of oil money flow into the middle east every day. Ever notice how the countries receiving that wealth don’t seem to be very rich? Compare Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Which one makes more terrorists (proportionately)? How has the oil money been distributed in each? Coincidence? I think not.
The Saudis, Saddam, the Iranian mullahs and so on have one major thing in common. They hoard the oil money for themselves and their own selfish interests. The common man on the street sees little benefit from it.
Being ripped off tends to make people angry. Greedy leaders aren’t dumb, nor are they ignorant of history. So they have been deflecting that rage for 50+ years with scapegoatism. Israel makes a nice tidy scapegoat, but really they are a bit puny to function well as a reason that the rabble in Iran sees none of the oil wealth. The USA makes a much nicer boogieman. Especially because we DO commit some dumb, short sighted, unjust acts.
IMO, Islam isn’t the root of terrorism. Fascist dictators in the oil producing countries are where it comes from. How do we fix that? I dunno. I think Iraq was about trying one way to do it and sending a message that couldn’t be said out loud. You can’t publicly accuse the Saudis of causing global terror, even if it’s true (that they are part of the problem). Saddam was dumb and made himself arguably a justifiable target.
REALLY want to fight global terror? Use less oil.