Remember how a lot of US-Americans in the 1950's genuinely thought that Kremlin-controlled commies were going to try to take over their country?
How much more laughable is it for people to believe that Muslim fundamentalists are going to try to take over their countries?
Sure, it's rational to be afraid of random bombs. But the death-toll from their terrorism doesn't even approach the numbers killed by neo-liberalism!
I really don't understand how some people can be so stupid.