With evidence piled up that the status of women in the West is what radical Islamists revile most about us, the question is, why haven't Western countries made support of women a fundamental element of the diplomatic, political response?
Enthralled by the economic opportunities of globalization, we are failing to manage the global crisis of cultures that is shattering social and political peace, and turning marginalized youth to violent extremism.
I spoke today with a friend who is a Muslim soldier stationed at Fort Hood. He and Hasan prayed side-by-side at the mosque the morning of the massacre. He agreed to share his story with me if I granted him anonymity.