I do not think Muslims are animals, but apparently a lot of people do.
When Pastor Terry Jones burned a Koran, there were riots in the Islamic world where many people were killed. The finger of blame, according to many, points to Pastor Terry Jones.
The reasoning is as follows. Pastor Terry Jones provoked the Muslims into a murderous rampage. The Muslims fell for his trick, and started a murderous rampage. So Pastor Jones caused the deaths.
The only way you can accept this reasoning is if you believe that Muslims are sub-human animals. Clearly, a thinking and responsible adult would take some time to consider whether going on a murderous rampage was wise. Having chosen to do so, the adult would be condemned for his actions, not the provocateur.
This is not a bit different than people on the left who consider people with different shades of skin color to be incapable of making responsible choices and leading a successful life. That’s why they believe we should treat them like cattle and give them food, shelter, and medical care.
If you agree with the leftists that Muslims are incapable of acting like responsible adults, then you should proudly wear the racist label, because that’s what you are. If, instead, you agree with me that Muslims are just as capable as acting responsibly as Western European Christians, then you need to condemn those whose violence leads directly to the death of many innocent people in the Middle East, and you need to condemn the religion that calls for violence in the name of their God.