I totally disagree.
Islam is no more dangerous than any other religion.
The danger of religion resides within the ignorance of its practitioners.
In general, today's Muslims are "worse" than today's Christians or Jews, because, in general, they are more ignorant and repressed.
Salman Rushdie writes a book that fictionalizes Mohammed and Islamic clerics around the Islamic world call for his death.
The Danish press publishes some political cartoons that mock Mohammed and there are riots in the streets of Islamic capitals.
Some half-assed "journalist" reports, on the basis of flimsy evidence, that Korans are being flushed down the toilets in Gitmo and there are riots in the streets of Islamic capitals.
Time after time, terrorists have killed and maimed the innocent in the name of Allah. In what Islamic capital have rational Muslims taken to the streets to protest the carnage?
Are such protest demonstrations happening but just not reported?
And there are many more examples. All of them speak not to a flaw in Islam, but to the ignorance and base nature of millions of its followers.
Religion is a powerfully effective means for the few to garner power through the many, but in order for it to happen, base ignorance, on a grand scale, is required.
There are, undoubtedly, numerous reasons why the West can be blamed for the current ignorance and despair of Muslims.
Is the argument that the innocents of the West deserve this violent retribution?
Is the argument that the violent madness of the ignorant and despairing is somehow justified?
The first thing the West must come to grips with is that we, in no way, deserve this horror, and that even if we, conceivably, did it will never mend our ways, and make things "right."
We should not make any effort whatsoever to "understand" the people who perpetrate these horrific crimes (torturing and killing pregnant women for example). What does it matter how or why they have allowed their humanity to be consumed by ignorant hatred?
They need to be found out and eradicated.
At the same time, the West does need to do more to ensure that the Islamic world is able to rise above its ignorance and despair.
The two are not mutually exclusive.
Islam as a religion is not going to disappear.
Far from it.