Excellent toon today, thanks! They’ll take my beer when they pry it from my cold dead hands. Reminds me of the HL Mencken quote “Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”
Seriously, I think the problem is authoritarianism, which can come from places other than religion. Watch out whenever someone wants to control your actions, words or even thoughts.
Islamists of the stripe portrayed above have never been exposed to the concept that the right to wave their beliefs about ends at the next person’s nose. In addition, since they are frequently immersed in cultures where theirs is the only opinion extant, they may grow to believe it is THE ONLY OPINION. As a result, shaking such people lose from such a position will be exceptionally difficult.
There are many Christians in the USA who have the exact same problem, of course.