Who Has to Adjust in the Name of Tolerance?

Why does the west feel it must accept and accommodate an aggressive and entitled theocratic state—not only abroad but in its midst?

Brookings Institution Center for Middle East Policy Fellow Shadi Hamid recently criticized the West as “illiberal” for refusing to accept the fact that Muslims, both in the West and globally, are different from Westerners.

It was an unusual argument, one for which The Atlantic devoted 3,400 words.

Although President Obama insists that the “fight against terrorism is not a religious war,” Hamid seems to disagree with him.