Thank you all for your wonderful responses. It's the same with every religion: different interpretations apply to different people. Some Christians are hatemongers, others love everyone from the cloisters, others love everyone by digging in the trenches. Some Muslims slay infidels, others are moderate. That's why it's more sensible to break people up into "individual cells" like Magus Gilmore says instead of having them in herds that constantly break up into sub-herds. "S/m dykes of color", anyone?
"I, even I, am my own redeemer". -Ragnar Redbeard
"Making a difference makes sense only if you are convinced that you have mastered the subject at hand to the point where any difference you might make would be for the better." -Thomas Sowell