The slaughter of UN workers and other westerners in Afghanistan this week, over a burned Koran, was eye-opening. According to some sources, as many as twenty people died at the hands of rampaging Afghanis who committed mass murder in reprisal. Twenty people killed for a book made of paper and ink. It is doubtful that any of the perpetrators will be adequately punished. In Islam, it is not a capital crime to murder "infidels," no matter what the reason.
And this brings up the question: why are we there? Islamic societies are so barbaric, uncivilized and savage that any attempt to reform them appears futile. In any case, they aren't worth the cost in blood and money. Those on the right who want to democratize the world are on a fool's errand.
The only sane policy now is for the West to separate itself from Islamic societies and cultures as completely as possible. This is the only sound way to protect our people from this corrosive, savage culture.
To hell with Islam, its prophet, its Koran, its culture and everything else connected with it.