What's the first thing that comes to mind when someone says Islam/Muslims?
Who is Allah and who is Muhammad?
We went out and asked non-muslims to not worry about being politically correct or offensive and answer these questions honestly. Something which my very good friend replied "No I can't do that, they'll hunt me down" And I said - "Okay so you think muslims are the kind of people that will hunt you down?" But when we asked the question what do you think of muslims/how have your interaction with muslims and fellow muslim students been he replied we were all generally nice. The former opinion we concluded was one which had been construed as a result of the media portrayal of muslims and the issues in the Middle East. The latter opinion, a realisation made after thinking about the muslims he had actually known as people and interacted with and his friends.