The West often engages in policies which it hopes will gain it appreciation from the Islamic world.  Yet kindness is often met with murder.  Robert Spencer in an article titled Muslim Persecution of Christians wrote:

With the renewal of jihadist sentiments among Muslims in the twentieth century came renewed persecution of Christians.  This chilling story told by a woman who lived during the Ottoman Empire of the late nineteenth century captures the moment of that renewal in one household: Then one night, my husband came home and told me that the padisha had sent word that we were to kill all the Christians in our village, and that we would have to kill our neighbours. I was very angry, and told him that I did not care who gave such orders, they were wrong.  These neighbours had always been kind to us, and if he dared to kill them Allah would pay us out. I tried all I could to stop him, but he killed them killed them with his own hand. (Quoted in David Pryce-Jones, The Closed Circle: An Interpretation
of the Arabs, Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2002, pp. 31-2.)

 

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