My Dear Alexander,
What you describe are actions of greedy imposters
who calculate life in monetary terms and seek to rule over others. Perhaps one would benefit from separating the CONDUCT of imposters, who until now have tried their best to give a bad name to those who would CONDUCT themselves well. Perhaps believers might also benefit by sharing their views more and not being afraid of being oppressed by thugs who under the pretext of piety perform the most impious ACTS. I agree with your findings but I disagree with how you may be pointing the finger. Truly religious people have always been persecuted by imposters because they pose a barrier, morally conscience barriers, to greedy ill willed people who by differing means oppress women, children and men if they can get away with it. In the west there is subversion through mis-education! And in the east there is downright physical oppression! The truly pious do not indulge in either extreme and see the clear narrow and noble path in between. It is usually those who are full of guilt and commit gross errors that try to do away with righteous people. Some find it very difficult to change them-selves so they often decide to remove others who stand in their way (by force or by mis-education).
Once disbeliveers, who are bitter because of what history books are mis-informing them about, are able to distinguish facts from propaganda they too will see that G_D is not frightening at all but a friend.