There are tolerant Christians, and not so tolerant Christians (see Kim Davis, or any of the R Prez candidates)...
There are tolerant muslims, and not so tolerant muslims....
If you don't like it when folks clump you in with the intolerant Christians, than how do you think tolerant muslims feel right now? And they often can't hide their tan, so are subject to the same pre-bias as blacks, latinos, etc. on top of it.
Extremism and fundamentalism come in all flavors and colors...the US "used" to be a country that rose above all that as you elude to. Not so sure anymore.
Or....just look at what and how Aaron Rodgers, a practicing Christian, came out and lambasted the pos that yelled "muslims suck" during a moment of silence before the packer game. That, is what we need more of out of the Christian community in the US....not what we see from the war profiting extremists running for Prez,etc.
And just a friendly reminder now that the US MIC and war profiting media are beating the drums....here are some facts:
We have an ocean separating us from Europe/Africa
Less than 2% of the refugees looking to come here are in the age, background (served in military), male,etc. that fit the "potential" for a sketchy guy....most are moms with kids, grandparents, etc. And you can bet your ass those cats will be scrutinized to the hilt.
R govs, who claim the constitution all the time when it suits them, have no power to say no; it's a federal matter.
All of the known asshats in France were EUROPEANS. None, and I stress thus far, came from the group of Syrian refugees. Otherwise it's kinda like blaming Ireland for Timothy Mcveigh...
For every muslim extremist, there's a christian one, history has shown that time and time and time again. Methods may be different, but the net result is always the same,whether it's one killed,or hundreds, or thousands,etc.
The cure? Well, in terms of your question directly, likely a combination of tolerance and understanding and a bit more cowbell...
But be realistic....more folks will die of car accidents in France than terror even this year, don't let the media drive the fear and paranoia into you.
People are assholes because half the people around are of below average intelligence - Shunned
I hope I didn't infer that I was antifingerbanging. Its an art I hold dear. - RT