Claiming that the attacks in Paris had nothing to do with Islam or religion is as deluded as claiming that the Christians here murdering abortion doctors has nothing to do with Christianity.
Just utterly fucking wrong.
Of course, both actions have a lot to do with a lot of others things, too — but ignoring the role and culpability of religion as fuel on the fire (and sometimes the main fuel) is like pretending a detonator has absolutely nothing to do with setting off a bomb.
People want to ignore, to minimize, what scares them. What they fear might be true, or might not. And that’s fine for them.
Not for me.