While early Christian had similar aggressive tendencies, today they have become so splinted that they would first have to straighten out their own house before they could once again consider other peoples. Also, Christian have been inculcated by years of moderation that there are few aggressive fundamentalist left. None of this is true for Muslims. Muslims lived a pretty insulated life with little outside influences. The people never developed western style governments and even so called democracy in the Arab World is highly controlled. The moderating influences associated with general freedom never occurred in the Arab World. In is primarily in Western Countries that Muslim have been exposed to tolerance. However, the negative aspects associated with the Western lifestyle has caused many Muslim to segregate themselves from other cultures. Promiscuity in public places has limited the interaction between religious Muslims and foreign cultures.
Syrian troops sieze village above rebel-held parts of Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: Between Shaba and Taba