Despite the insistence of Republicans that the War on Terror is unidirectional, that it extends only outward, in the direction of Islam, it is omnidirectional, and extends inward as well as outward. The Western World, like the Middle East, is facing terror from within.
During an appearance on Fox News' Justice with Judge Jeanine over the weekend, Steve Emerson, the Executive Director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism Foundation, made the claim that the entire city of Birmingham, England, was Muslim and that non-Muslims simply do not go into the city.
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."