Trained as a social scientist, I learned that if a factor appears in event after event, ignoring it is intellectually dishonest and ineffective analysis. As the recent terror blasts in the South Indian city of Hyderabad reminded us, Islam is terrorism’s repeating factor; and no one has yet to explain effectively why it would not be dishonest to summarily dismiss it as one. Moreover, the refusal of Muslim leaders lay and clerical to act assiduously against those who commit terror in their name is troubling, to say the least. It should be inconceivable that we live in a world where a group calling itself Indian Mujahadeen sets off terrorist bombs in a crowded Indian market, and stuffs them with nails to create the maximum amount of human suffering; and every single Muslim in South Asia is not hunting down the terrorists. But we do. And the rest of the world is not calling them on it, which is our part of the problem.Yet, having just returned from Bangladesh where Islamists and their appeasers are eliminating its Hindu population, I can confidently say that on the ground this is not a war between Hindus and Muslims but one between decent people and people who have no decency regardless of religion.