Speaking on 9/11, Senator John McCain said he felt it was important for the USA to allow foreigners into our nation (mainly for education purposes) so that they can see how "extraordinary" our nation really is. Maybe he thinks that if people who hate our nation come and live here for awhile, they will get to know and like us because we are a likable people. I am sure that McCain thinks that since Americans are the least judgmental and most helpful people in the world, these radical religious fanatics will have no choice than to see US citizens for what they really are; just a nice bunch of folks.
However, this sort of think is foolish since 16 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 had been educated in the West (both Germany and the United States) and already had an up close view on what Americans are really like. Take for example Aafia Siddiqui.
A Pakistani-born woman suspected of links to al-Qaeda was charged in a New York federal court with trying to kill American officials and soldiers in Afghanistan. Aafia Siddiqui, a neuroscientist educated in America, was extradited from Pakistan to face trial.
Here is a highly educated woman who, even though she was brought to America to see how great we treat our women (especially in comparison to her home country or neighboring Afghanistan), she still sought to kill Americans regardless of how kind they had been to her while in the USA. I am sure that the US government also paid for part of her tuition as well. Sadly, she hates this country enough to try and kill its citizens. The problem is in the religion of these people, and in their minds.
And its not as if the USA has tried to keep muslims down or defeat them time and again, that isn't true. Take for example Pakistan; we have given tens of billions of dollars in aid to Pakistan and stood by that muslim nation during its wars with neighboring India. This was very foolish since India is a true democracy while Pakistan has been mostly a dictatorship since its inception. Also, the United States rushed o aid muslim Kuwait during the First Gulf War and also protected muslim Bosnians during the Serbian-backed genocide in former Yugoslavia. So no one can say that he United States has been so biased against muslim countries that it deserves to have muslims attacks its citizens, soldiers, and armed forces.
I think Dinesh D'souza hit it right on the head when he said that the cultural left in the USA is responsible for 9/11 in two ways: by fostering a decadent and depraved American culture that angers and repulses other societies--especially traditional and religious ones--and by promoting at home and abroad, an anti-American attitude that blames America for all the problems of the world. This last part feeds directly into the muslim psyche, where locals in the Middle East blame the CIA for not having running water instead of their own leaders.
In the end, I believe that they was Islam has been written and the way most muslims believe seriously hinders the ability of any nation, group, or religion from being able to co-exist side by side with muslims because they are truly the most intolerant people on the planet. They cannot get along with the Buddhists in Thailand (they are hacking those peaceful people to death with machetes), they cannot get along with the Hindus (just look at India, Bangladesh, or Pakistan), nor the Jews in the Middle East (who existed in that region FAR longer than the muslims ever have), nor even Christians (take a look at the Philippeans or Indonesia, where the muslims forcibly convert Christians, and circumcise them without benefit of anesthesia (using household scissors). They tell afterwards to go wash in the sea to prevent infection.
No one will be able to get along with a people who's religion is so vile and evil, and hopefully the world will one day wake up and see the truth for what it really is: in Islam it's convert or die....