It is not the small minded rhetoric someone expouses that matters but the policies and solutions they propose. It is one of the most complex and complicated issues of our time. How do we defeat terrorism without putting our sons and daughters in harms way? Everyone wants them defeated but nobody wants American deaths.
Which is the precise reason labeling an entire religion as a hate group isn't particularly helpful. We want the moderate Arab countries to join the fight against the terrorist and we only alienate them by labeling their religion a hate group. If we lead, they will follow, and we must lead with force but with an inclusive message that brings along our allies - Christians and Muslims alike.