We are all 1.8 billion people in Islam until you leave us alone… And then we are Sunni, Wahabies, Salafes, Shia, Alawaits, Sufi, Ahmadi, and this is just a tip of the iceberg. Within the same sects are the liberals, moderates, and fundamentalists. From early Islam, we had started killing each other – far long before we had the West and CIA to blame! Just scroll down our page and see.
From the last 100 years only, we have examples of this in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Mali, Nigeria, Sudan, and Bangladesh. Each one of these have history of either fighting each other or within them fighting involving moderate verses fundamentalists.
Moderates are right when they say they have been the biggest victims of Islamic fundamentalists. They too are responsible for it. They refuse to allow open debate, liberty to express lack of faith, for only then we are able to debate the extremist and shocking content of Islam. And having more irreligious, agnostics, and atheists in our society is healthy in allowing a challenge to the fundamentalists narrative. Would a person who knows their faith is not prefect, may still want to believe it.. But will they still be willing to die for it?