Call me crazy, but 20 years of playing with Muslims of all backgrounds, ideals, and levels of commitment to their cult, They aren’t that far apart on either side of their spectrum. Are there good ones I consider friends? Yes. Would I trust my life to one? **** no. I always tell people dealing with Muslims is kind of like having a pet tiger, they maybe friendly and tolerate your existence, but that’s not to say that even the friendliest of tigers wouldn’t one day decide to bite your head off.Much, much less. Probably closer to 0.01% by a number of estimates.
I've heard the 100M number being circulated before but haven't actually seen an accurate source for that other than someone saying intelligence agencies estimate that.
A good analogy is that if you put red ants and black ants in a container, they will walk idly by each other. If you then shake the container, the red and black ants will fight, because they each believe the other to be responsible for the disturbance. But who is the one actually shaking the container?
If people are pitted against each other, both sides further the divide because they can each pursue their agendas. If people are kept scared of radicalism, then they are much more likely to endorse more military conquest in those areas. The US found out what happens when you lose the faith of the public the hard way, and they won't like to repeat those mistakes