Check out this video, which has really got me freaked out!
The pertinent stuff begins at 2 minutes 28 seconds.
In this video, a Muslim speaker and his Sunni Muslim audience (by show of hands) make the assertion that all sorts of extremism, such as stoning people to death, judicial amputations, executing homosexuals, etc. are normal parts of mainstream Islam, and always have been.
This goes against everything I've heard and read about Islam since 9/11 -- except for some of the criticism leveled by right-wingers like Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch.
Most sources I'm familiar with say that Islam is a tolerant, peaceful religion, and that the violence we see in the Muslim world has nothing to do with the religion, but are the results of other factors, and of certain Muslims misinterpreting their religion. Who is right?
This video sent a chill up my spine. They seem so matter-of-fact about how all of this stuff is supposed to be part of the mainstream religion!