In Clash of Civilizations a Muslim military officer says "the West has all kinds of great stuff we can use, weapons, technology, computers, but it is your culture we do not want." Apparently this was brought up again after the Gulf War. East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet (Kipling). One should read a lot of Kipling he delves a great deal into Britain's imperialism and writes at length about Afghanistan.
The sooner we learn that most of the Arab/Muslim world views us as infidels no matter what we have done for them the better off both sides will be.
A big thanks to the Daily Caller for that article.