What many Americans don't realise is that there are Arabs of many faiths, including Christians.
There are Muslims of many nationalities, including Americans.
And there are terrorists of many nationalists and faiths, including American Christians (remember Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, to name just two?).
I'm very glad that the BBC brought this up last night on BBC America, hosted by Katty Kay, spotlighting Colin Powell's remark that any 7-year-old Muslim American should be able to dream of being president one day. I discussed this subject in this blog entry back in July. Fortunately, the media and at least one public figure are finally waking up and speaking out.