Many views on Islam are skewed, as if the religion is equivalent to its fundamental interpretation. We all understand, when it comes to Christianity, that well-informed people with a balanced opinion wouldn’t associate Christianity with the Klu Klux Klan (they certainly call themselves good Christians) or the pro-lifers who bomb and kill in the name of Christianity, or the myriad of Christian fundamentalist groups that program their followers (especially the young). None of those are in line with Christianity, because Christianity isn’t about killing or brainwashing. None of the monotheistic religions are, including Islam. In order to move into a solid future where we all cooperate and worship together, we all have to understand various religions in a balanced way, and have the knowledge and awareness to shun one-dimensional caricatures.