There is an issue beyond ignorance and stupidity - it is called militant stupidity. And there is enough militant stupidity to find a home in every corner - even fringe Buddhi$t corners.
We need to lay a foundation by first reading: "Jesus killed Mohammed: The crusade for a Christian military."
Next, before I react further, we need to read the reaction of another, non-Buddhist, commenter. It is here: Among military chaplains, fundamentalism is taking hold
This is a serious matter. The very first amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America guarantees us BOTH the freedom of religion and the freedom from religion.
Recently, a friend returned from Nepal and he brought me this Buddhist Shrine. It is from Tibet where religion is contrary to the law of China. People live in fear of being discovered. Some in Islam (Northern India, Pakistan) demand conversion (to Islam) or death (of the infidel). Here's a picture:
Here is another picture of that same shrine (next to a dime).
Click on picture for bigger view.
Think on this. "Whay is the difference between fundamentalism and militant stupidity?" Is it a big difference? I seriously doubt a difference.