Cognitive Dissonance | "Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief." --Frantz Fanon
Don't blame the whole religion simply because some people--who apparently misunderstood the religion to begin with--did something in the name of our faith! Don't look at what Muslims are doing rather look at what Islam teaches because Muslims are not perfect...Islam is!
The guy at my work responded to struggling college students trying to pay off rising college tuition while minimum wage hasn't risen equivalently with it and can't work and go to school at the same time without jeopardizing their mental/physical well being with "If God want's you there, it'll happen" and then wen't on about his privileged life 40 years ago with a job handed to him and he thinks he earned it all.