To extend the previous post with a small thought experiment (I’m sure I’m not the first to think of this). If the relative situations in the Middle East were reversed, that is: if the Jews controlled 99% of the territory and the Moslems only the remainder, would anything like the current state of affairs exist? For a hundred reasons, it’s simply inconceivable.
There’s a lot of things, large and small, to not understand. For instance: Mark Steyn draws our attention to this. Cats are supposed to be accepted and respected in Islam, even by the Prophet. At one level, the story’s amusing; at another quite sad.