Al Quada was formed by Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri (neither Islamic Scholars) who have managed to twist the Quran and other Islamic texts to paint the West as being against Islam and Muslims. This, and other events of the past and present, tend to support his Jihad with the West being the oppressor! Most Muslims do not believe this and look upon the terrorist activities as being against Islamic values. However, just as the case with the opposition, the truth can be distorted and it plays into the hands of both sides. One side sees the injustice of having to jump through hoops to build a House of Worship and sides with the terrorists; the actions of the terrorists then justify the oppositions move to deny more Muslims of Constitutional Rights. The writing is on the wall! If we want to change the perceptions of the Islamic Extremist World, we need to trust in Our Constitution and Democracy and let it shine bright throughout the world. As a footnote: the extremists killing of innocent people is beginning to incur the wraith of a huge block of Muslims throughout the world. It is doing more harm to Islam than any good that can be attained by conflict!