Religious Fundamentalism Defies Simple Answers

CNN reports that the Catholic Church is concerned about the sustainability of Christian communities (most of them not Catholic) in the Middle East. The fear is that Islamic fundamentalism poses a threat to their survival. What is interesting from the perspective of the American political/religious landscape is the reason given for this Islamic threat, and that is that "Oftentimes, relations between Christians and Muslims are difficult, principally because Muslims make no distinction between religion and politics."