I take issue with some of it. For example, when Razib asserts that,
In our public discourse on the Islamic terrorist phenomenon many of
us, Muslims, non-Muslims and terrorists, pretend either as if a) the
terrorists live in a world of inverted values and principles from
which they derive their anti-truths, or b) they are an unfathomable
force of nature beyond comprehension.
that's not quite true. At least, not to a Shi'a making pilgrimage to Karbala. We know full well why they martyred Imam Husain AS, and we know full well why they martyr us, and our fathers, and our sons, today.