Muslim leaders, like the one in this video, should take the educational approach:
We (Muslims) must remind all Muslims that the Qur'an instructs Muslims to respect Jews and Christians. Killing innocent Jews, Christians, Hindus, or anybody they view as a "kafir" will certainly NOT be rewarded in heaven.
Muslims who are enraged by videos of US soldiers destroying a mosque should understand that the mosque was destroyed because insurgents were hiding in it and shooting at soldiers from inside the mosque. Muslims should not be using a mosque to shoot at soldiers! Muslims should also understand that US soldiers help protect Mosques in Iraq that are primary targets of terrorists and insurgents. Muslims should be reminded that Islamic terrorists destroyed one of Shia's holiest mosques in Samarra in February 2006, sparking the worst sectarian violence the world has ever seen and the worst civil war Iraq has seen.
Nearly every important action a religious Muslim makes in his or her life is done in the name of God. I receive many emails from Muslims that begin with "Bismillah Al Rahman Al Raheem" (In The Name of God The Gracious, The Merciful). This phrase is so important, it is usually the first phrase in the preamble of the constitutions of Islamic countries.
Needless to say, trying to blow up an airliner on Christmas, or killing Christians at a Church, or Shia in a cafe, is not being gracious or merciful! Yelling "Allah Akbar" before killing people also will not likely be rewarded in heaven.
Americans, for their part, should not demonize Islam and should not do things like this, especially when they are visiting, or even invading, an Muslim country.
As Saddam said in this video, open your mind. In that 90s-era recording, Saddam explains to a poor Iraqi man why Jalal Talabani and other exiles are able to spend millions of dinars in England, America, and France. He tells the man "they sell your blood". The video is untranslated and I noticed two commenters asking what Saddam is saying. I gave a short summary for "UmmahTube", one of the commenters asking for a translation. The word "Ummah" is supposed to represent the Muslim nation, all the people of Islam. UmmahTube responded by thanking me and saying "yes the people who rule the world are from my country and they made america attack iraq. Remember america is still owned by England and i am ashamed to say own israel also and america and the rest of europe." In another comment UmmahTube wrote: "talabani is a coward and traitor like the rest of the puppets in iraq, saddam may have not been the best choice for the west but at least he gave iraqis jobs and security."
Evidently many Muslims, even Muslims living in England, do not understand that Saddam mass murdered Muslims and that he should not be praised, and that fighting for Saddam or any tyrant will not be rewarded by Allah. Arabs and Muslims Need Education.
Most Iraqis' jihad is a struggle to survive, to build a better society.
Also read: The Merciful