I've also experienced Islam to an effect that few here have, twice in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
I've fought along side Muslims and killed other Muslims with those Muslims who would still today lay down their lives for me without question. Which one was a better student of Islam? Still not sure.
I've eaten with them, I've camped with them, I've been on the front line with them and slept peacefully amongst them.
Young Muslims are very much like Young Americans. They hate all the fighting, they wish it to stop, and they'd rather party and screw off more than anything else.
Regardless of all that. Deeply rooted in Islam is a very real evil. That evil has it's grip on Islam and is very much alive today. Clearly evident by anyone paying attention to such things.
B/c of this, I remain suspect of Islam.
Can you possibly imagine the psychological affect of a sleeper cell agent? It's as bad if not worse then sniper fire. It's a life altering situation.
Understanding the root of the matter, would you say that we are wrong to be suspect of Islam and those who claim to follow it?