I agree not all Muslims are terrorists. However, I disagree with the rest of this statement.
"Every religion has its own fair share of extremists who commit heinous acts in the name of their faith. Why is Islam being unfairly singled out?"
Here we go again. The point is ... fundamentalist islamic terrorism is a problem within a specific culture and within a specific religion. I never thought one way or another about Islam or Muslims until we were stationed in Germany in the early 1970s and I watched with horror the outbreak of murderous, barbaric mayhem at the Olympics. Since then I've learned well from one horrendous act of terrorism to another. I learned everything I know about Islam from Muslims themselves.
Here's the deal. The abberations within the Muslim religion and culture which result in this kind of insanity are not our responsibility. We can't fix it. The only people who can and should fix it are Muslims themselves. They must shoulder the responsibilitiy for putting a stop to terrorism. They should also be made to know that they make it our problem at their peril.