Note: The ratings above include Americans views on religions worldwide, which includes fundamentalists.
Arab organizations like Al-Qaeda and ISIS who are trying to establish Islamic fundamentalist caliphate in Iraq and Syria various areas in the Middle east.
The Jewish situation is different. >In Rabbi Rabbi John Bush's article "Jewish Fundamentalism" he refers to settling in "the Promised Land" David’s Kingdom, Israel 1000 BCE to 636 CE.
See Israel - Palestine.
Rabbi Bush says "For the fundamentalists in Israel, they view any ceding of territory from that particular map or the one that could be drawn based upon the passage from the Book of Numbers as a perversion of God’s promise. They are not alone in that view. Listen to the words of Pat Robertson speaking while he and a large group of Christians were in the Land at the Fall Jewish holidays:"

Unfortunatly these things carry over to people of a given religion in America, which results in Hate Crimes

I think in general all people are basically good and these radical fundamentalist, extremist interpretations of a religion like the Talaban and Hamas distort the picture. This includes fundamentalists in Christianity right here in america, which turn many if not most young people against religion.
My personal opinions are based limited number of people of those religions in the US that I have known.
With a limited sample of Jewish friends from work, organizations and recreation (skiing and tennis) I'd rank Jews at the top also.
I have a great deal of respect for Jewish persion I've worked closest with in the Sierra Club on environmental issues, who was the national representative from the New Jersey Chapter.
I have been to three Passover Seders.

I'd also rank Muslims I've known on a par with Mainline Protestants.

I attended a course on Abrahamic Religions (Judaism, Islam and Christianity all have links to Jewish patriarch Abraham) by Mohammad Ali Chaudry at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church in New Jersey. Chaudry is a Pakistani immigrant and founder of The Islamic Society of New Jersey, has a book "Islam & Muslims" and was the first Pakistani mayor of a US city, Basking Ridge. The course included a Rabbi, Chaudry and the pastor of Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church.
The Presbyterian Church shared space with the Islamic Society and they had good interchanges.
Part of the course included attending Friday Prayers at a local Mosque and the Iftar meal at the end of the Ramadan fast.
I sat at a table with some Muslim Rutgers students an found them to be wonderful people.

In 2015 Donald Trump claimed he saw muslims dancing in the streets in Jersey City after the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Several news outlets went thru videos then and found no evidence of any such thing.
However, I had a friend who worked in Patterson, NJ and said she saw some muslim celebrations there. I don't doubt her, but she is a conservative evangelical Christian and I wouldn't be surprised that she exaggerated what she saw. Anyway I'm throwing that in just to show that you that everything is not black and white. I'm sure there are some Muslims, especially recent immigrants, who do not like the US because of all the anti-US retoric in the Arab world.

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