Recent polling indicates that a majority of Americans harbor a dim view of Moslem people and their Islamic religion.
Why is that?
Disregarding all the usual cherished arguments and venal motives held by most Americans, I think there is one salient reason, largely overlooked, yet perfectly justifiable, that places the onus squarely upon the Moslems themselves:
The "good" Moslems are, and have been, doing next-to-nothing to publicly disavow and purge their ranks of of the "bad" Moslems.
In fact, in many reported instances, the "good" guys take either a totally passive position, or they act secretly to aid and abet the "bad" guys... by giving them cover, or by actually funding their madrasses and training sites, both here and abroad.
Until they stop doing this, I think that the Americans' majority negative opinion of "all" Moslems is perfectly justified.