Christians do not have a monopoly on denial. You know what I'm talking about... saying things like "Well, if they do that then they are not really Christian no matter what they say"... or "Well, those people killing abortion doctors are not really Christian."
Well, Muslims do it, too. Here is a recent example of Muslim denial:
Afghan President Hamid Karzai rejected the notion that there is a link between religion and the wave of suicide bombings in his country. Rather, he said, suicide bombings are becoming a business in which terrorists are paying families to recruit suicide bombers. These kinds of criminal activities, he said, must be vigorously combated. "While Afghanistan is still a crucial battlefield, a rapidly spreading war is engulfing the wider region. Terrorist attacks have evolved in number, tactics and brutality. New battlefronts are opened up each day. Our strategies in this war have often been short-changed by a host of deceptive rhetoric or due to lingering misconceptions about the nature of the enemy."
The violence in the Middle East is a combination of a backward religious mindset and our greed for their oil.