my 2$ here........
judging from the article the portrayal of western civilisation as money hungry, alcohol fuelled is correct, western society has many wrongs in it no society is perfect, but to attack any society because of it faults because it is luring a particular section ie muslims to the western culture is indeed wrong, whichever way you see it both societys have there 'wrongs' whilst one is enciting hatred, the other is trying to eradicate it, but the means used on killing innoccent people by both sides is wrong, using explosives or shields of people strapped with explosives is not the way to live in a civilised world, sure the muslim religion teaches you to not drink, smoke,watch violent media,pornography, and more, but the one thing western society does give you is the freedom to choose, however wrong it may seem it is a choice.
i leave you with some interesting comments from a british commander:
The officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said part of the problem was that American troops viewed Iraqis as untermenschen - the Nazi expression for "sub-humans".
Speaking from his base in southern Iraq, the officer said: "My view and the view of the British chain of command is that the Americans' use of violence is not proportionate and is over-responsive to the threat they are facing. They don't see the Iraqi people the way we see them. They view them as untermenschen. They are not concerned about the Iraqi loss of life in the way the British are."
these are biases which lead to civil tension, i believe because of 9/11 both sides are doing things they should not..............