The ideologies of fundamentalist Christianity and Zionism have been used to manufacture consent for the movement of far more military firepower than Islam ever has. All religions are ultimately toxic, but only idiots pretend Islam occupies a uniquely violent position among them.
This is what is most terrifying. I feel there is large contingent of Americans, inside government and outside, who believe these policies will lead to The Rapture. We must prove our faith by following this path of destruction, because Jesus will then come and save us! No amount of rational thought can dissuade them from creating Hell on Earth to force the Second Coming