2. Western societies currently grant their citizens complete religious liberty and are determined to prevent discrimination and hostility toward religious minorities, particularly Muslims. On the other hand, Islamic societies place powerful limits on religious freedom and enforce a deliberate policy of discrimination against non-Muslim minorities, who live in constant fear of mob violence and/or death.
3. Muslims place enormous stress on virginity and the prevention of all extramarital sex, which they enforce through gender segregation and veiling of women. Consequently, they are shocked by the West’s current passion for unlimited sexual freedom, the so-called “hook-up culture” that views sex as a recreational activity. Indeed, nothing disgusts Muslims more than our scantily clad and sexually aggressive young women.
4. Recent Western efforts to bring sexual freedom for women and homosexuals to the Muslim world in the name of human rights are outraging and terrifying Muslims. They fear that such “feminist imperialism” and “gay imperialism” will annihilate their tight-knit families, then Islam itself, by unleashing a tidal wave of sexual chaos.
5. Contemporary Muslims and Westerners hold strikingly different perspectives on war, violence and peace. In fact, when discussing momentous topics like “innocent civilians,” “suicide bombing” and “terrorism,” the respective cultures employ definitions and assumptions so contrasting that civilized dialogue is almost impossible.