There are those who say that Westerners should full stop stay away from anything Levantine and that we would be wise to see both Jews and Muslims as being essentially enemies. While I disagree with them they do put forward a consistent logic. There is another group who says that Westerners who get into things such as the Koran or Old Testament without a solid grounding in Classical Philosophy risk seriously doing heads in, and I actually think they are correct, you can see examples of where they are right in the likes of Khalid Kelly and George Seawright who obsessed on the OT in recent Irish history. However it seems to me that extremely usually the types of Muslims from the Middle East who strongly reject Classical Philosophy are the ones most pre-disposed to being extremely psycho as well. The same goes for Jews though in general Rabbinic Judaism has taken a much more hostile attitude towards Classical Philosophy than Islam has, it's Rationalist has often been staggeringly more humane than it's Kabbalahistic school (the Kabbalah is full of wild and often dark irrationalism). The people that I find very hard to understand are those who combine an outright hatred of Islam and often the Levantine world as such with an enthusiasm for Rabbinic Judaism and a tendency to join it as a harmonious part to the Western cultural sphere which they speak of as the "Judeo-Christian West". This despite the fact that after His Death, Resurrection and Ascension Rabbinic Judaism made worse, indeed sometimes a lot worse, everything Our Lord fought against in Pharisees (Rabbinic Judaism is a continuation of the Pharisee branch in Second Temple Judaism) while dropping things that He would have approved of.