This is what I got from Bill's post:
He said, "...Muslims who believe in imposing it [Sharia]" Meaning he was not referring to all Muslims, but only those would impose Sharia on other with force.
He said, "...not every Muslim is a fundamentalist who believes in holy war. Nevertheless, the fact that there are Muslims who do not share that belief does not mean that those who do are not therefore Muslim...." [my emphasis]
His point, made clearly in the last sentence, was that the term "Islamophobia" is a PC term used to intimidate people from opposing ANY version of Islam, including the version that the terrorists advocate.
You asked, "...if people who adhere to Islam, them Muslim folks, are so dangerous, why isn't lower Eastern Michigan ablaze, or a war zone from the 100,000+ Muslims who live an hour away from me in a city called 'Dearborn?'"
The Koran and the Hadith are written such that they can be validly interpreted in ways that are violent and require of the faithful that they force Sharia on everyone and kill any non-believers who resist. There are also parts of the Koran and the practice of Islam that are peaceful. Until the ugly part of Islam are removed, there are likely to be people who will support the violent form of the religion.
I'm happy that the Muslims of Dearborn are chosing to submit to Allah's will in a peaceful way. Most of the 1.8 billion Muslims are peaceful. But none of the terrorists apply Islam in that way. And large numbers of the people in Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Eygpt, Libya, Somalia and so forth are forcing people to convert or die. Many of the Muslims in Northern Africa engage in genital mutilation of young girls. There is a great deal of the written scriptures of that religion that need to be ignored to be peaceful, and a great many of the day to day practices that have to be ignored to pretend that it is peaceful at its root.
When you read the Koran and the Hadith, you will never come away with an impression that this is a religion of tolerance and peace. We are fortunate that the vast numbers of Muslims don't follow it more explicitly.
From the Hadith:
Bukhari (11:626) - [Muhammad said:] "I decided to order a man to lead the prayer and then take a flame to burn all those, who had not left their houses for the prayer, burning them alive inside their homes."
"The holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force." From Ibn Khaldun, one of the most respected Islamic philosophers.
All Muslims are subjects of Islam. Unfortunately those who practice it as written want to kill us if we don't convert and submit, while most of those who are peaceful are blind to the problems with their scripture or unwilling to change their religion so as to take away the moral platform being used by the terrorists.