So, last night I was in a discussion of why the radical Muslims hate America, discussion with 2 British, 2 Scottish, 1 Welsh NATO soldier and me- a humble American carpenter. They seem to think the radical Muslims are mad because of our presence in the middle east and our world dominance. The fact that we Americans live so free and full of decadence. I love my friends, but their upbringing in European countries is showing. America is free because we shed oppressive rule long ago. We created a nation of free thinkers, of free market capitalists who give freedom to other oppressed nations and will defend anyone who desires the same freedoms. But that's not why the radical Muslims hate us. They hate us because of religion. Period. They want to kill us because of Christianity, not because of freedom. And also our support of Israel, still religion. It is the third Jihad. The third wave of murder by radical Muslims following their belief that we must be killed. This idea was immediately shunned by my European friends. They told me I was wrong. Am I? BTW my NATO soldier friend agreed with me.