Since 9/11 over 16,000 attacks carried out by Muslims have taken place worlwide. It happens multiple times a day - every single day. There is a serious threat to the world.
So, with that in mind here's a good discussion that took place on CNN about NPR's firing of Juan Williams. CAIR representative, Ahmed Rehab, insisted Williams personal opinion was irrational and bigoted. CAIR is an outgrowth of the Islamic supremacist Muslim Brotherhood and has a long history of problems in the U.S. so you get what you get with them. Why the media even uses them is beyond me. The other guest was Cliff May, who is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) which was formed shortly after 9/11. The video is below.
Also, Hayri Abaza, a senior fellow at FDD co-wrote a very good article in Newsweek (OMG, will wonders never cease?) titled "Is It Islamic or Islamist?" chiding the left for supporting Islamism, i.e., political Islam/Islamic supremacy and the right for it dislike of Islamism and confusing it with Islam (however, Islamism is a part of Islam):
"...The left is wrongly defending Islamism—an extremist and at times violent ideology—which it confuses with the common person’s Islam, while the right is often wrongly attacking the Muslim faith, which it confuses with Islamism. Western thinkers must begin to recognize the difference between Islamism and Islam, or we are headed toward an ideologically defined battle with one quarter of humanity.
...The confusion over Islam has real consequences. When was the last time you read a piece by a leftist intellectual criticizing how the AKP is trampling media freedoms in Turkey? Or the Muslim Brotherhood’s refusal to recognize equal rights for women and Christians in Egypt? By defending Islamism, liberals are strengthening one of the biggest threats facing Muslims and Western liberalism alike. Meanwhile, by targeting the Muslim faith, the right is alienating potential allies in the Muslim community: conservative Muslims who want to practice their faith and despise Al Qaeda’s vision...
We have to face the fact that most Islamic countries and all those millions of very good Muslims are not stopping the global Jihadist and Islamist movements. Why??? There's nothing irrational, bigoted or Islamophobic about this threat.