If the Israeli-Palestinian conflict did not exist (lets just assume that relations were somehow reconciled), do you really think Islamic militant groups such as Al-Qaida would really be attacking the U.S.? After all, you don't see Malaysian, Indian, Bengali, Indonesian and Chinese Muslims waging a war on the west. While I am superbly ignorant on the subject, I believe one thing: Islam has its faults. All religions do. But the root problem most Americans are concerned with does not lie with Islam itself or Muslims, but just the circumstances surrounding the Palestinian conflict and the effect it has on Arabs. What do you think? Don't be ignorant. "Fact"s are only opinions here.