I'd like to call your attention to two articles. The first is by Pakistani intellectual Husain Haqqani, published in the Gulf News and reprinted on the wonderful Turkish site Perspektif OnLine. It is an interesting analysis of the grievances of the Muslim world and how some political and religious leaders have played the sentiments of the masses, ignoring the legitimate grievances that they have in order to create a climate that is more restrictive at home.
The second is the conclusion to the analysis of the uses of history by Gilad Atzmon. Re-arranging the 20th Century, Part 2: Deceptive Cadence.