Henry Vilas wrote:I believe that when most Republicans hear the word terrorist, they think Muslim. Extremists Muslims of course, but they also think most Muslims are either extremist Islamics or their supporters.
I agree with the first statement, but I'm not sure about the second. On the first, I'd go further to say that most Americans in general think of extremist Muslims when they hear the word "terrorist". This association might be related to the large fraction of terrorist acts on US soil and elsewhere over the past decades that were committed by extremist Muslims, with one big one being particularly brain-searing in making the association stick.
On whether most Republicans think that all Muslims are terrorists or terrorist sympathizers, I doubt that's the case, but if it helps you stay focused during Two Minutes of Hate, please continue believing as such.