Dun worry about it. I don't and nor will you ever understand what happens in the Middle East.
It was a combination of things that coalesced for me. Our friend Marie in London wrote and posted photos of her visit to Afghanistan in the 1970s. It was a great place for young travellers to visit in the 70s and while I am sure the pure as driven snow Marie did not partake of what many backpacker travellers did in Afghanistan, young people had some crazy good times there.
The same day I read Marie's post I listened to a podcast, and a Kiwi (New Zealand) comedian Pax Assadi with an Iranian Muslim father said, 'you see a couple of hundred mad Muslim men on tv each night who seem to represent the Middle East and you judge all by them. You don't look at those going about their daily lives, working hard and bringing up families with much love and care while striving to have their children well educated'.
It is all too easy to judge the Middle East as being populated by 'mad bastards', but don't. Just don't.