>Different Western powers have tried to use Islamic visciousness, but it has always come back to bite them<
And it will again.
Different Western powers - would you enlarge on that a bit, other than Germany, Ital and Spain that is. Thanks.
The United States used mujahedeen to drive the Soviets out of Afghanistan in the 80s. For a well-written history of how we armed and trained the forces we now fight, read "Ghost Wars" by Steve Coll.
I'm not criticizing the policy decision to give the Soviets their own Vietnam; I'm just responding to your request to enlarge on a previous statement.
Had the Soviets won in Afghanistan and a communist regime taken root there, the Soviet Union may not have fallen apart and it may have taken many more years for OBL to get his act together. But all that would only have delayed the jihadists. They've been on the move for a long time; we just didn't notice until 9/11.
Britan has created Wahhabism as a tool to control Muslims. It backfired badly.