Which sect or factions of Muslims are you concerned about? There are at least 1.8 billion Muslims in the world, possibly 12 million in the US, which is a guess with open and unsecured borders. Most people think of Muslims as being divided into 2 main factions, Sunni and Shiite, but there are more. Sunnis would include what most of us would consider terrorists such as the Saudi Wahhabi's, ISIS, and many factions of Al Qaeda, who's three letter designations change continually, as factions break off, war with each other, or identities need to be hidden for use by certain intelligence agencies, and governments.
Shiites are enemies of Sunni, as Sunnis tend to exterminate all Shiites, and any other religions found in many regions of the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. Shiites, as a matter of survival, feel the same in return, as there are less of them in general, although are the majority in countries like Syria, Iraq, and Iran.
One of the problems in the Middle East and North Africa is figuring out how to use and arm the Sunnis (Saudi/Wahhabi's, various Al Qaeda factions, and ISIS), to overthrow some governments, without causing huge complications in neighboring countries such as Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and others. Turkey is presently having huge problems after sending hundreds of thousands of US/NATO armed Sunnis into Syria (and now Libya and Yemen) from being pushed back into Turkey by Shiite forces (Syrian army, Hezbollah, and Iranian militias with air support from Russia. Sunnis are now not only fighting each other over looting rights, but occasionally fighting Turkish troops, and now spilling back over the Iraqi border to take advantage of US military operations against Shiite groups, who are now unable to hold back ISIS forces in both Syria and Iraq. ISIS had, at one time nearly took Baghdad, spilling over the border from Syria, where they were given a green light to take down the Syrian government, and were finally pushed back with help from Shiite Iraqi militias.
In short it is a complicated mess, and will be nearly impossible to handle the situation with no clear cut stated military goals, or even a clear definition as just who are our stated allies, who are our stated enemies, and the lack of any coherent foreign policy that anyone, particularly the opposite hemisphere can even understand.
That's my take on the situation, so, which Muslims are you worried about? Some of them, or all of them?
Last edited by ole timer; 05-16-2020 at 11:36 AM.