How many lebanese died in the same time period?
Something like 30% of this country support using the US military to install neocon (pro Israel) govts in the ME.
The expansion in Israel would stop but for the dollars the ultra-orthodox give.
One can argue, rationally imo, that muslims tend to react with violence to perceived insults more than the West. However, if we want to discuss using God to justify violence, it's not a one-way street.