Since 9/11, then, U.S. offi cials have been laboring to do bin Laden’s work. They have urged that school curricula in Muslim states be altered to defang jihad and boost secularism, reinforced foreign policies that polls show Muslims hate, and generally created a better and blinder antagonist for bin Laden than any he could have built to meet his needs. “This also shows that the struggle is an ideological and religious struggle and that the clash is a clash of civilizations.

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