Re: Well this could get messy...
"Could you substitute Mohammed with God / Christ and replace much of the hated of women with (anything other than straight male) and change Islam to Judaism / Christianity."
No, you couldn't. Not even remotely. And if you disagree, I would ask you to name a state run under Islamic law that allows the freedoms we enjoy in the (nominally Judaeo-Christian) West. Our way of life doesn't just happen naturally, it has been fought for, and refined over hundreds of years, by argument and bloodshed - and we have reached this current pinnacle not in spite of Christianity, but precisely because of it. It is a truly precious thing, so naturally, it is taken for granted and devalued.
"Get out more....you may be surprised. I know many that you would class as moderate, heck one even puts up Christmas trees."
I'm sure that's true, I know many myself. However that is beside the point. If you went to Saudi Arabia, Iran, or Pakistan you would also meet many excellent people. Friendly, reasonable people who you or I would be proud to call friends. Yet Iran hangs homosexuals from cranes, and Saudi Arabia chops hands and heads off.