First of all, let me explain a simple fact about life – and about science, to the extent I understand science, if I do at all: As a rule, a univariate model of reality is dead on arrival.
Meaning: Any attempt to understand or explain reality – any reality, meaning anything in this world – using only one variable or factor as its cause or explanation is almost always misleading – if not downright wrong.
So, there is not one single reason why “They” hate Islam – and Muslims. But there is a whole set of them: a whole lot of reasons and motivations why “They” hate Islam.
And often these reasons and causes work in concert with one another – work in tandem that is.
But Islam is nothing if not systematic – and from that point of view absolutely and positively scientific.
So, let me take first things first. And let me tackle them, one thing at a time.