God knows the West has made a lot of mistakes over the years -- big ones, grievous ones, outrageously inept ones -- with regard to the problem of Islam.
All the mistakes revolve around the PC MC paradigm, and particularly our stupid gullibility in a) believing most Muslims are relatively decent and trustworthy, and b) basing our behavior and policy decisions on that unfounded and undeserved trust.
The ghastly tragedy that occurred on December 30, 2009, in Khost, Afghanistan, should serve emblematically as the pinnacle of our grievously stupid gullibility. It also symbolizes a microcosm of our entire global problem with Muslims and our continuing vulnerability to their deadly fanaticism.
I'll quote from the clinically unemotional report from the Washington Post (a report mainly dealing with the horrifying fact that the CIA's head of counter-terrorism had converted to Islam) concerning what it describes as "one of the agency's most tragic events":
...the deaths of seven CIA employees at the hands of a suicide bomber who was invited to a meeting at a CIA base in Khost, Afghanistan, in December 2009.
An internal review concluded that the assailant, a Jordanian double-agent who promised breakthrough intelligence on al-Qaeda leaders, had not been fully vetted...
It also should be noted that this Jordanian "double-agent" was a medical doctor and, of course, in a video recorded shortly before he resolved to martyr himself through mass-murder, he praised Allah for this "windfall" -- as he had not expected until late in his planning that there would be CIA agents present.
Good God, if even agents in a CIA compound -- described by the AP report as a "secretive eastern Afghan CIA base... used as a key outpost in the effort to identify and target terror leaders", in a war zone no less! -- are so stupid as to trust a Muslim as an ally (and paid with their gruesomely murdered lives for such trust) no wonder the West at large continues to behave so asininely with regard to Muslims.
And, to put a human face on this tragicomic atrocity, here's a photo of one of the CIA agents murdered by that trusted Muslim -- one Jennifer Matthews, with her little children at home.