Insight on our political, media, and academic insanity, from here:
In today's conflict with Islamic jihad, the jihadis likewise do not respect their non-Muslim foes. The Infidels are "the most vile of created beings" (Qur'an 98:6) while the Muslims are "the best of peoples" (Qur'an 3:110). There is no sense of shared values. Yet the leaders and opinion makers among the non-Muslims do not understand or accept this. They continue to believe that gestures of good will will be appreciated and reciprocated. They continue to think that their own careful displays of respect for the values and principles of the jihadis will be received with something other than amused contempt. They continue to send their young soldiers into the Afghanistan meat grinder, imagining that they're winning hearts and minds by forcing our soldiers to train their "allies" who, in appallingly increasing numbers, turn on them and murder them as soon as they have the opportunity.